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July 3, 2013

When Open Government And Big Data Collide

Not long ago, journalists who sought to dive deep into government data usually started their investigation with a trip to the local library. Interested in information that government officials want…
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May 23, 2013

How one freelancer jumped from anonymity to The New York Times

In 2010, when Gaby Dunn (@GabyDunn on Twitter) moved to New York, she had big ambitions but few contacts in the journalism business. So the Emerson College grad created the…
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April 24, 2013

Investigative reporting at the LA Times: 3 tips from the pros

The task of reporting an investigative story for the Los Angeles Times may have its share of adrenalin-rush ‘detective’ moments – going under cover in a coffee shop to watch…
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April 8, 2013

Avoiding ‘story killers,’ finding genius moves with NYT’s O’Leary at #BUNarrative

As online publishers chase clicks, some rely on gimmicks to boost traffic, while others use more innovative formats. During a standing room-only breakout session on Friday afternoon at the Power…
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March 27, 2013

Is news reporting creative? No, says U.S. government

Amidst shrinking budgets and the threat of layoffs or buyouts, newspaper staffers across the country are scrambling to meet deadlines and fill pages using fewer and fewer resources. Many reporters…
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March 20, 2013

The smart advice on how to be a travel writer: think close to home

Freelancers who dream of writing about travel are lured by the dream of having big-name publications such as Travel + Leisure paying them to take multi-week vacations to exotic locales…
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March 8, 2013

SXSW 2013: Austin hangouts for off-duty journalists

Equally important as the panels you attend at SXSWi is where you choose to spend your downtime. Schmoozing and boozing is  a big part of any conference but especially one like…
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February 26, 2013

The journalist’s guide to SXSW 2013

With SXSW 2013 just over a week away, we took a closer look at the schedule to find the most interesting interactive events for newshounds and ink-stained wretches converging in…
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January 28, 2013

Should journalists learn to code?

"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative," wrote H.G. Wells in his final book, contemplating humanity's demise just as the slaughter of World War II was ending.…
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January 22, 2013

How David Hochman built a freelance community

Veteran freelancer David Hochman has seemingly written for every major media outlet from Forbes and Food + Wine to The New York Times and Town + Country. The LA-based writer…
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