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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More
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The slow death of baseball box scores in newspapers

Orioles-Mets box score from Aug. 20, 2015 (Flickr Photo Mike Fitzpatrick)Forget "Dick and Jane." I learned to read by studying the baseball box scores in the newspaper. Many of you probably did the same if sports dominated your early years. Once you deciphered the code, the box score provided almost everything you needed to know about a game. It told … Read More
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How a local news site busted open Chicago's biggest sports story this year

After 16 years of reporting on Chicago, Mark Konkol has developed an ear for neighborhood chatter. That's how he got on the trail of his latest scoop, a series of articles for local news site DNAInfo Chicago that threw a huge bucket of ice water on a fairytale sports story. It started in August, when Konkol began hearing whispers … Read More