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“Journalists Make Me Better”

Journalists stand for truth, integrity and for those who can’t stand for themselves. When I think the work can’t matter, they show me it does


3 Steps Toward Making NPR More Inclusive and Diverse

Creating public media for everyone means realizing a more equitable distribution of power. Here’s how


Adam Toledo, Bodycam Footage, and Coverage of Police Shootings

Reporting on police shootings is incomplete if it doesn’t give audiences a sense of the aftermath, too


Serving the Audiences Mainstream Newsrooms Don’t

How the pandemic, anti-police brutality protests, and Atlanta spa shootings starkly illustrate the need for community and immigrant-serving media outlets


The Newsroom Is Dead. Long Live the Newsroom!

Covid has forced true change, much of it long overdue. Now journalists — editors and reporters alike — must resist the temptation to return to pre-pandemic rhythms


Keeping the Abolitionist Press Alive in Pre-Civil War America

Ken Ellingwood examines the life of abolitionist journalist and newspaper editor Elijah Parish Lovejoy in his new book, "First to Fall: Elijah Lovejoy and the Fight for a Free Press in the Age of Slavery"


The Old Normal Is Not the Normal Journalism Needs

The opening of newsrooms is filled with hope and fear. But we need human contact to feel human, and we need to feel human to report the stories of humanity


What Newsrooms Can Learn About Trust from Coverage of the AstraZeneca Vaccine

Trust needs to be continually earned. That’s a lesson newsrooms all over the world are learning, sometimes the hard way