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Breaking News! Journalists Stink at Covering Their Own Controversies!

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 5:13 PM

Talk about a Fourth Estate feedback loop: Over the past few weeks, some journalists have skewered the Society of Professional Journalists for its decision to stop awarding a journalism award named after a controversial journalist.

Here's what happened...

On Jan. 14, SPJ -- the nation's largest journalism organization...

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College Journalists Are Good at Consuming Multimedia but Bad at Making It. Why?

(18) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 4:02 PM

Earlier this year, I judged a prestigious national contest that chose the best college newspaper website in the country. It was a tough decision.

Usually, when a judge says he had trouble selecting a winner, all the entries were so damn good it was hard to tell the difference.

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Working at the National Enquirer Is Just Like Working at Any Other Newspaper -- But Weirder

(6) Comments | Posted July 6, 2010 | 2:41 PM

As usual, when the National Enquirer breaks a big story, the tabloid becomes a big story itself.

Last month, the Enquirer interviewed a masseuse who says Al Gore sexually assaulted her in 2006. Molly Hagerty alleges the former vice president groped her while she gave him a massage...

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Dear Students: Even if You Don't Read a Newspaper, You Should Still Work at One

(13) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 10:34 AM

For the past 12 years, I've advised the student newspaper at a large Florida university. But only a handful of my students have ever become newspaper reporters. And I like it that way. So do they.

Newspapers aren't what you'd call a growth industry. These days, it's easier to land...

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