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  • Innovation


    How can local and national work together better when big news breaks?

    Big news hit Texas a few times this year. At the end of August, it was a hurricane. In October, it was a mass shooting.

    KERA, Dallas’ public radio station, covered both. And with both, it worked with NPR. But the second time was pretty different from the first. 

    With Hurricane Harvey, people in the national and local newsrooms got to know each other. They learned whom to contact, how to communicate and what each could bring to the coverage.

  • Leadership


    Want your newsroom to collaborate? Help veterans and beginners learn from each other

    The week of my 64th birthday began with an email from Ben, my editor.

    “This is too good,” read the subject line.

    No one recognizes a story pitch faster than a former editor.

    I braced myself.

    “There's a new sitcom about a veteran, decorated journalist managing a bunch of millennial reporters…. Would you take a look and let me know if you'd be willing to write something instructive?”

    A veteran journalist managing millennials. Hmm, I wondered: Which point of view was I expected to represent?

  • Article

    The benefits of collaborating with ethnic media

    coneyislandSitting at my breakfast table holding a copy of The New York Times, I was filled with jealousy. It was May 10, the newspaper published the first of its two-part 7,000-word investigative story about the exploitation of workers in New York's nail salons. The stories had a big impact including lawmakers tightening regulations on the industry.

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