Monthly Archives: January 2017

On that hard-to-find line between the personal/professional for journalists

This is a sad story. But you should read it and the original blog post, and then share your reaction (here, on my blog) to it. It relates directly to what we’ve been talking about. It was posted on Medium. … Continue reading

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You really have to learn to search smart

In class today, I talked about the friendly stalking you’re about to do of your social media partner and I referred to this Mashable graphic that is so buried on my blog you’d never find it. Check it out, and … Continue reading

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NY Times asks, ‘How vital are women?’

Please read this story before class this morning, if you can find five minutes.  We should talk about it.

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From the weekend: doing crowd estimates

No matter what beat you’re on this semester, you’re likely to be asked this question by an editor after you’ve covered an event: How many people were there? If you don’t have an answer, you’ll have to make phone calls … Continue reading

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Welcome, spring semester reporters!

Take a second to really internalize this: You just joined the staff of the Columbia Missourian as a reporter. From today until May 12, you are the community’s eyes and ears and news “translator” — someone who can help others … Continue reading

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