Monthly Archive: August 2017


Net Worked | August 21st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
An intimate inspiration

Radio is the intimate of all mediums, and public radio has a role to play in civic and cultural life. (Photo: Pixabay)

Spring, 2009. A medical trifecta led to me completing the last half of my junior year and my entire senior year of high school as a homebound student. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 18th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
What’s your idea?

The author and long time public radio broadcaster Garrison Keillor has a saying which accompanies the end of his Writer’s Almanac programs on Minnesota Public Radio: “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.”

We live in an age where journalism is evolving every second, and as it evolves, so does how we think about it – whether it comes to our own crafts, how we can support our newsroom and industry colleagues, or how we can improve our relationship with the public. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 16th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
An ethical education

President Trump will not change his behavior towards the media. It is down to us to educate the public about the importance of journalism. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

“I don’t know what to make of the news. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | August 15th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Barred From Studying Photojournalism Because of My Gender Didn’t Stop Me to Pursue My Dream

I grew up cornered by closed borders in a city on permanent lockdown and that was “home” to me. I rarely saw the surrounding concrete walls opening up, but when they did my hardworking middle class single mother was there taking a photo of it. Continue reading


Code Words | August 15th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Journalists Should Speak Out Against Discrimination

The Academic Village at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. (via Phil Roeder on Flickr Creative Commons)

Objectivity is correctly cited as an elemental trait of good journalists, which is exhibited in their ability to separate fact from fiction regardless of their personal biases. Continue reading


SPJ's Diversity Blog | August 14th, 2017 | #, #
Let’s Talk about the Cover SPJ Isn’t Talking about

Let me just say what most members did when the July/August Quill issue landed in mailboxes around the country earlier this month: they tossed it into an infinitely long to-be-read pile or in the trash (brownie points if you recycled). Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | August 13th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A cover image

On Saturday, SPJ member Marie C. Baca in New Mexico sent an open letter to the SPJ national board voicing her displeasure with the cover of the July/August 2017 issue of Quill. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 8th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
What’s your story?

Take time to develop your craft, for when a journalist is at their best, their audience is too. (Photo: Pixabay)

It’s Tuesday, the 8th, at just after 10 in the morning. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | August 7th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Never Underestimate the Power of Emotions in Journalism

I cried in my first job interview. ‘Can you list three reasons why we should give you this position?’ asked two of the editors I’d interned for over six months previously – two women with bright vintage jumpers and symmetrically winged eyeliner – two women so intimidatingly funny and cool that I used to stutter when they called my name; who I was so desperate to impress that I would rewrite three-word-long email responses eight or nine times in the hope that they might seem witty enough to make them laugh. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | August 7th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Never Underestimate the Power of Emotions in Journalism

I cried in my first job interview. ‘Can you list three reasons why we should give you this position?’ asked two of the editors I’d interned for over six months previously – two women with bright vintage jumpers and symmetrically winged eyeliner – two women so intimidatingly funny and cool that I used to stutter when they called my name; who I was so desperate to impress that I would rewrite three-word-long email responses eight or nine times in the hope that they might seem witty enough to make them laugh. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | August 2nd, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
From the Midwest to the Middle East

I knew I wanted to be a photojournalist after organic chemistry lab my Sophomore year of university, soon after being accepted to the nursing program. What I was studying at the time seemed so intangible and unrelated to what I set out to do – what use did I have for building mini-models or charts of the immune response pathway, and what did that have to do with how much I cared about other people? Continue reading


Code Words | August 1st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Lawsuit Accuses Fox News of Collaboration With White House

Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

Fox News is the target of a new lawsuit claiming the channel collaborated with a supporter of President Donald Trump and the White House to fabricate a story to draw attention from the ongoing investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading