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Rural journalism is good journalism

Dec 1, 2022

We think it’s important to exalt examples of good work, and that’s why we present the Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism — and partner with ...

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Sioux City (Iowa) Journal editor has been keeping a fresh perspective on news for 43 years

Dec 1, 2022

After interviewing the dozens of U.S. presidential candidates that have paraded through the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal over the last 43 years, one thing stands out in Bruce Miller’s memory — ...

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These foxes can escape your attention

Dec 1, 2022

What is the greatest obstacle in crafting a newspaper story that leaves you with no regrets? That question reminds me of a Biblical passage from Song of Solomon 2:15: “Catch us the foxes, the little ...

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To run or not run; consider this ...

Dec 1, 2022

Q: A reader recently shared a video taken from her car video camera of a breaking news event. What should we be concerned about before we decide to use it?

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NNA makes guest editorial available — Big Tech Uses Journalism; Big Tech Should Pay For It

Nov 16, 2022

As the final days of the 118th Congress come to an end, lawmakers have the opportunity to require large social media platforms to compensate publishers for the news they use to draw traffic to their sites. 

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The power of smell

Nov 2, 2022

Smell is one of the most powerful senses, says writing coach Amanda Patterson. It can send us back in time.

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Fascinate your readers with language

Nov 1, 2022

I’ll never forget that first day of his etymology class my sophomore year. He introduced himself as a sexogenarian horologist, and proceeded to tell us to get our minds out of the gutter because ...

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Media literacy helps separate fact from opinion

Nov 1, 2022

For U.S. National Media Literacy Week this year, advocates focused on ways schools can do a better job of teaching young readers how to spot fake news and verify information.

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Robust public affairs coverage requires more than recording meetings

Nov 1, 2022

My formula for shaping newspaper content is straightforward: Present a blend of stories that people like to read and stories they should read. Under the “should read” category, consider me ...

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