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  • 'Listers' like endorsements

    Published Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Endorsing candidates is a major chore for editorial boards. After the Chicago Sun-Times announced that it would continue interviewing and publishing profiles, but would no longer endorse, members of the AOJ members' online discussion list spoke up. The story is in the winter 2012 Masthead.

  • Social Media and the New Form of Literacy

    Published Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Those who predict the death of literacy are wrong. It’s just taken a different form, being condensed into 140 characters. And it goes by the name “social media.” That is how many people communicate today — by text message, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace and other electronic forums. Email is still around, but it’s soooo 20th century. Statesman

  • 'And we're live'

    Published Friday, April 15, 2011

    By John Penney Notepad? Check. Pen? Check. List of questions? Check. Makeup? Err, what? It seems strange, but as most of us get deeper into multimedia platforms, we are working more in front of video cameras, realizing the days of mere print journalism are long past. OK, so maybe makeup concerns are a bit much. But this last election cycle, I relied

  • Gov. Perry touts economic record -- ducks questions

    Published Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    By Rena Pederson Texas Gov. Rick Perry began his talk to NCEW members Thursday by saying he wasn't laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign, then gave the kind of anti-Washington speech that GOP presidential candidates tend to give, touting his support of lower taxes and less government regulation.

  • 'How long are we going to import oil from the enemy?'

    Published Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    By Ellen Raff "How long are we going to import oil from the enemy?" A simple question, according to Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens. Yet, despite promises made by every presidential candidate since Nixon, we are still a long way from reducing dependence on oil we import from countries our State

  • New agreements will redefine trade

    Published Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    By Lois Kazakoff U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has the job of promoting what many Americans think is not good for them – trade. Many Americans believe that in the pursuit of trade deals, America has “swapped jobs for cheap T-shirts.” Kirk shared with NCEW members at NCEW’s annual convention in Dallas the Obama administration’s

  • Justice in the age of DNA

    Published Monday, September 27, 2010

    By Linda P. Campbell On June 22, 1981, the body of a 22-year-old Georgetown University student was found about 50 yards from the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. She'd been raped and shot five times in the head. Police arrested Donald Gates, a homeless man who not long before had been convicted of assaulting another woman near the same location. A

  • The emerging world of nonprofit media

    Published Saturday, September 25, 2010

    By Andre Jackson It's old news that journalism has struggled to find a new business model that can pay for quality reporting. It's not a new issue even for Texas Tribune Editor in Chief Evan Smith. "One of the questions I get more than 10 months into the Tribune going live is 'how are you paying for all of this,' " Evans told dinner attendees at the