Journalist’s Trade

Fall 2005: Comparing National and Local Campaign Coverage Introduction

By Journalist’s Trade September 15, 2005

As a young reporter at The Rapid City Journal, Tim Giago was seldom allowed to cover stories on the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where he was raised. As one editor told him, being Native American meant he could not be objective in his reporting. In 1981 he moved back to the reservation to start a community newspaper called the Lakota Times. At that time it was the only independently owned weekly Indian publication in the United States. In this collection of stories, Native Americans and non-natives who tell stories about the lives of Indian peoples talk about their obligation to fairness and the skills they need to live up to this responsibility. Read more

Tips for American Trainers

By Journalist’s Trade June 15, 2005

RELATED ARTICLE “When Bureaucracy Trumps Excellence” – Valerie HymanRegardless of what organization sends a trainer overseas, what follows are suggestions that could make the experience more effective for everyone. Before leaving the … Read more