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    A journalism educator wonders: How can I teach students how to maintain their credibility?

    The scenes from “The Newsroom” seem quite quaint in retrospect. 

    I am preparing lessons in which I discuss the use of social media in daily journalism, how it has altered the daily lives of reporters who are now expected to tweet, live-stream, photograph and record events all while they’re simultaneously gathering information and interviewing people.

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    Morning Mediawire: Your quick scan of notable headlines

    A presidential official who admits lying. A dad who admits he manufactured his dustup with CNN over scripted questions. And an admitted "Star Wars" superfan who wanted the Force with him until the very end. 

    Here are the stories you need to know — or just want to know — this morning:

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    She didn't see herself or the young Black community in Chicago's main media outlets, so she started her own

    Being a millennial Black woman in journalism can feel like a constant uphill battle.

    For starters, I’m often prejudged by older generations of editors and publishers with seats at the table before I even walk into the room. They’ve reduced me to what the headlines suggest — an overly ambitious, career-impatient human with little to no work ethic.

    Then enters my Blackness, which comes with its own set of predispositions.

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    Morning Mediawire: The Washington Post uses a new tool to highlight threats to journalists

    It’s part photo gallery, part video snippet — and shaped like your smartphone.

    The Washington Post has a new storytelling vehicle that combines text, photos and video — and reporter Jason Rezaian, for one, loves it. Rezaian scripted and spoke on one of the Post’s first “AMP Stories” late last week — on journalists who have been imprisoned.

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    The contest letter we should all be writing

    To the judges:

    Every year around this time America’s news people start journalism contest season, putting together entries of our best work and writing letters to judges explaining the impact and effort that went into these stories. We know these letters help judges understand the why and how behind our work and it occurred to us, maybe a bit belatedly, that it might be a good idea to address a similar message to you, our audiences and communities.

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    Morning Mediawire: Ardent pleas ring out for gun control

    Wednesday brought a new and intensely passionate level to the debate going on in the country over gun control and mass shootings.

    From Miami to Tallahassee to Washington, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, parents and gun control supporters made their voices heard — often with blunt, but polite, forcefulness, but also with emotional pleas.

    Here’s a quick look at what the media coverage looked like.

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    Morning Mediawire: Polk Award winners united by 'the struggle for truth'

    For years, Iona Craig has been covering one of the most godforsaken places on earth: A beautiful land, where early coffee cultivation began, riven by cholera and a devastating proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It’s a war in which U.S. weaponry and ordnance is helping flatten the country.

 
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