Posts Tagged: reporters

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Female President? TV Says “Definitely, Maybe.”

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Though male politicians (Hillary’s husband included), seem to overcome scandals, to remake themselves with much more ease, we hold our female politicians, including Hillary, to a different standard.

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Now, Writing is for Extroverts Too

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When my wife proposed writing a novel together last year, I was initially resistant but not for the most obvious reasons. I wasn’t worried about our ability to work together. I wasn’t even worried about whether we could actually produce a good novel. We had decades of writing experience between us, mostly as reporters for […]

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Random Media Notes

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Amazon reports that Kindle Books outsold real books on Christmas day (and Mashable shows why that’s just PR smoke and mirrors). An argument for schools to stop blocking social networking sites. Crime reporters in Mexico face deadly peril. The Society of Professional Journalists slams “checkbook journalism.” (via MediaBistro) A Chinese novelist is suing Google over […]

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Why we need newspapers: They stand against tyranny

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In the 1960s and 70s, Central and South America were rife with dictatorships which used secret police, the military, right-wing death squads and tight control of the media to quash dissent and keep power. One of the most egregious of these police states was Argentina, still recovering from its anti-democratic Peronist era. In that nation, […]

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