I have been gratified by, and fascinated with, the extensive media coverage since the recent, groundbreaking Oldways Common Ground conference on healt...
You wouldn't know it because of the way we talk about mental health in this country -- the way we shame and mock each disorder, each symptom, each call for help. As a society, we have made a serious health condition something that is easier to hide than to address.
Most top Arab journalists and TV personalities are remarkably candid these days about their survival kit: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. After a brief lull, brought about by the Arab Spring, they have decided to support their governments and rulers and serve as their mouthpiece.
It's crazy how players like Kobe Bryant are able to bring people together even half-way across the globe. I'll admit that I'm not the biggest Kobe or Laker fan (at least not as big as my dad is) but every time I read about Kobe, I am inspired to get better at my craft; it's hard not to be.
In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the only gay black man.
The chaotic confusion around the misidentification of Sunil Tripathi as a potential suspect led to what's now become a phenomenon that the power of social media has among journalists.
Bill Goodman showed that he is not only a hall of fame journalist; he is a hall of fame author and every true Kentuckian should own a copy of his book.
As a young woman, it is jarring to learn that there are people who doubt that sexual violence is common, and stranger yet to learn there are people who are skeptical it should be taken seriously. Those unsure what they believe should certainly watch The Hunting Ground, for it is as convincing as its detractors are not.
Today, it is the false narrative, advanced by both left and right, that last week's attacks were the result of France's so-called "Muslim" problem, with a focus on the supposed radicalization taking place in the banlieues.
After a horrific tragedy like the one in Paris, your work should not scream, "Look at meeeee!" You, as a journalist, are not the story.
You couldn't miss the headline: Charlie Sheen is HIV positive. Networks scrambled to cover the news that he had a virus that could someday, maybe or m...
I am no longer confident in his ability as a Black journalist, he is no longer an inspiration for Black journalists who are working just as hard as he did. Mr. Lemon should know better; he is one of the few African-Americans in that field and yet he is adding fuel to the constant fire that we are working tirelessly to extinguish.
As the AP news alert flashed across computer screens in the newsroom, the horror of what was unfolding overseas hit everyone. I could hear audible shock, gasps and disbelief from seasoned news veterans who usually think we've seen it all; yet, this was an unfathomable event.
So I'm here to tell you that you can make a living as a writer, but you (might) have to let go of some notions of what "making a living as a writer" means.
Health News Colorado folded last month, after five years of taking shots from both the left and right. But it was praised by the Columbia Journalism Review and others for its detailed reporting, often covering major health-policy developments that were completely overlooked.
For many people, their bucket lists remain abstract, a list of things to do some day in the future. But for Libby, the protagonist of Camille Pagán's novel, Life and Other Near Death Experiences, a terminal cancer diagnosis prompts her to take charge of the time she has left to reinvent her life.