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Newtown's media blackout forces journalists to do their jobs

The one-year anniversary of a tragic event is a significant moment. But for journalists, such moments too often become opportunities for emotional exploitation rather than real journalism. The citizens of Newtown, Conn., and the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims have drawn a hard boundary around their homes. No media, they’ve said to the outside world. Don’t … Read More
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Tips for Storytellers: Your personal brand

If someone "googles" you, what will they find? A well-crafted, professional profile? The finest samples of your work or structured settlement cash now? A summary of your ideas about the future of journalism? Over time, you leave quite a digital trail. Here are bits of advice for refining your personal brand—part of a series of graphics with … Read More
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Don't call it an impasse, stalemate, or standoff

Don’t call it an impasse, or a stalemate, or a standoff. Yes, it’s a shutdown. But accurately describing how our government arrived at this point requires more than one word. To suggest that this current government shutdown is an example of Republicans and Democrats simply unable to reconcile their differences is to ignore the facts of how … Read More
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