So, in light of Keith Olbermann’s recent Twitter rant and subsequent suspension, I thought it was time for an Awkward Girl’s Guide for keeping your human decency on the Internet. It seems like every day I hear a new story about a social media controversy. Young and old people alike seem to have trouble controlling the … More An Awkward Girl’s Guide to Being Decent on the Internet
Nobody want’s to talk about rape or sexual violence right after Christmas. Here the deal; we (as journalists and just human beings who care) need to talk about sexual violence. We need to start talking about it so that maybe next year we will finally start doing a better job covering it. I’m going to … More Reporting on sexual violence: Why can’t we get it right?
Grow a thick skin. Trust in your work. Revel in criticism as a sign of your public significance. And recognize readers are often not the best judges of quality journalism. 6 lessons student journalists learned at the center of a reporting controversy by Daniel Reimold At my very small school newspaper, the Setonian, it would take a … More Case Study: Student journalists handle controversy