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Student journalists are facing increased mental health demands and job shortages — so let’s talk about it

Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News during Thursday night’s debate in Nashville, Tenn. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

The clear winner of Thursday night’s presidential debate? Moderator Kristen Welker

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NBC News defends a reporter after a bizarre Tucker Carlson criticism

Protesters rally against liability protections for employers relating to COVID-19 on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

The ‘poison pill’ holding up a U.S. stimulus agreement

President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, take the stage for the start of the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Fact-checking Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the final presidential debate

Pauly Denetclaw covers Indigenous affairs for the Texas Observer. She's pictured here in photos by Nate Lemuel, left, and Zachariah Ben, right.

This Texas newsroom has a new Indigenous affairs reporter who never planned to work for mainstream news

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump breaks agreement, releases ‘60 Minutes’ interview

NBC News’ Kristen Welker (Courtesy: NBC News)

The third person on tonight’s debate stage might be the most important. So who is Kristen Welker?

Dr. Anthony Fauci is interviewed by television journalist Kristen Welker of NBC News on the North Lawn at the White House, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Fact-checking false claims about debate moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News

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Disinformation or defamation? Attacks against Trump and Biden resemble those seen in other countries

El Futuro, a nonprofit that provides mental health services in North Carolina (Courtesy: Ira Christmas)

Mental health services for Latinos are in low supply, higher demand due to COVID-19

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Faked emails show the power of simple hoaxes

Robert Apple teaches science to students from Public School 11 at the High Line Park Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Are we overstating the coronavirus danger in schools?

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The Brazilian Ministry of Science used a generic Shutterstock infographic to present COVID-19 data

A voter deposits his advance ballot in a drop box Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Mission, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

How to find good information on election night

Be a campus sleuth and do research when you suspect you've found misinformation online about your school. (Shutterstock)

How your student newsroom can fact-check to combat misinformation

The Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville is decorated for Thursday’s presidential debate. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Being a presidential debate moderator can be the best thing ever … and maybe the worst

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (right) met for 45 minutes Tuesday and made "good progress," White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said. (AP Photos/Evan Vucci, J. Scott Applewhite)

The White House and House Democrats remain locked in a stimulus standoff

A screenshot of the second panel of "The Weirdest Election Night Ever.”

How to approach the disinformation, misinformation and uncertainty around election night 2020

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Opinion: Journalism can do more than report on racial injustice. It can also help solve it.

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Prescott Regional Airport, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

‘Hunter’s emails’ are 2020’s ‘Hillary’s emails.’ But this time, the media isn’t taking the bait.

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Arizona on Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Today, the media is covering Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci and … Bob Hope?

Patients are seen being wheeled in to the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. CNBC reported that, nationwide, the daily COVID-19 case average has risen by more than 16% on a week-over-week basis to nearly 55,000. (John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx)

President Trump declares Americans ‘are tired of COVID’

In this Oct. 11, 2012, file photo, Hunter Biden waits for the start of the his father's, Vice President Joe Biden's, debate in Danville, Ky. A recent Senate GOP committee report focuses on Hunter Biden and has fueled problematic social media claims. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

What we know about claims about Hunter Biden and the Senate GOP report that helped fuel them


Opinion: Faux local news sites are flooding America. Here’s how we fix it.

In this May 3, 2020 photo, light shines from inside the U.S. Capitol dome at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Here’s how to prepare for the weirdest election ‘night’ ever

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Argentina’s new government office is NOT a fact-checker

President Donald Trump in Reno, Nev. on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Who is Donald Trump complaining about now? NBC News’ Kristen Welker, the next debate moderator

Stimulus checks from the round of payments dispersed in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

This week offers one last chance for a stimulus. The clock is running.

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Carson City Airport, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Donald Trump’s long, false list of things Joe Biden would ban, abolish or destroy


Here are some ideas for a robust discussion on newsroom transparency


College Media Association votes to keep president after student walk-out

Take The Lead Women's second annual “50 Women Can Change the World in Journalism” program.
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A leadership program offered women a way to connect mid-pandemic. Several left over diversity issues.

Moderator Savannah Guthrie speaks during an NBC News Town Hall with President Donald Trump on Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Who had the best night of the Trump-Biden dueling town halls? Here’s the unexpected answer.

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With no TV debates to assess, fact-checkers flagged online falsehoods about sexual abuse and alcohol

A workman walks through the empty corridors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

You are not going to the office anytime soon


From perfecting your craft to sharpening your sense of mission

This combination of  photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate of 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Fact-checking Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s head-to-head town halls

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Another round of voluntary buyouts is coming to Gannett newsrooms

Vote stickers are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University’s Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

7 ways to avoid misinformation about the election

President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Why would NBC schedule a town hall with President Trump tonight?

A composite image of screenshots from the six included stories (Ren LaForme)

The coronavirus pandemic keeps evolving. So does the news coverage, as these six stories show

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The Catch-22 for journalists in Trump’s pleas for poll-watchers

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx with Vice President Mike Pence holds a graph as she speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Education building Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The coronavirus data you should ask for, but also should not have to

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NBC is taking heat for holding a Trump town hall at the same time ABC will hold one with Biden