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'Dropping the Journalistic F-Bomb' on Northern Illinois' Student Press Association

BY ROGER RUTHHART, retired editor at The Dispatch-The Rock Island Argus, NINA BOARD member

Two professionals with long-time NINA ties presented interesting and informative programs at the recent annual convention of the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association, the umbrella group for high school student journalists and advisers, held in April at the College of DuPage. 501 more words


A 40-year-old intern in L.A.

Ten years ago this week, I was starting a seven-week stint at The Los Angeles Times.

At the time, I had been in academia and out of the newsroom for three years, and I was feeling out of touch with rapid changes in journalism. 215 more words

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Why Journalism Studies?

The 21st century journalist rarely has time to reflect on her practice and profession. How do you sit down and analyse your own newswork when you are chasing 24/7 rolling deadlines and algorithm-inspired audience interaction? 197 more words


Two N.C. journalists sign off

In my nearly 30 years in professional journalism, I have been fortunate to work with many talented colleagues in newsrooms and classrooms. Two of them retired last week: 277 more words

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Covering the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Each spring, journalism students from UNC-Chapel Hill create a multimedia project that focuses on a place and topic. Last year, students covered trends among young people in Cuba… 75 more words

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Society of Professional Journalists - EIJ18

Honored with awards such as Best New Reporter and Best Photographer by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters, Lucas Seiler has more than a decade of experience as an investigative journalist, reporter, and news anchor. 133 more words


Student guest post: Lessons from both sides of the editor’s desk

Students in MEJO 557, Advanced Editing, are writing guest posts for this site this semester. This is the 13th (and last) of those posts. Mimi Tomei is a sophomore majoring in journalism with a concentration  in reporting. 599 more words

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