I want to be great at interviewing people, but going to journalism school isn't an option. What books will help me most? How do I learn to recognize and ask great questions? How do I prepare? Who are exceptional interviewers I should check out, and what do you think I can specifically learn from them?
I've already taught this college course on media literacy for one semester, with results that frustrated me (here's my postmortem of my syllabus
, including what students did and didn't get). Specifically, my students don't seem to understand how advertising influences the content of the media. I've been trying to remember where it was I developed the foundational ideas I have on the subject... and I realized, they're in a textbook I read in high school.
In a book which had its last edition that year. [more inside]
I have been seeing several references lately to "post-truth" campaigns/politics lately, but I am not sure exactly what the definition is. I can infer what is implied, but want material that explains what it is. Example [more inside]
What's a good online layout exercise for journalism students? Seeking tools and ideas. [more inside]
What are the most important pieces of journalism in regards to war coverage? [more inside]
I’m an editorial assistant at a scientific publishing company, but I really want to be a science writer. How do I make it happen? [more inside]
I've been asked to give a lecture about the future of news. I've got some ideas, the sales figures, the shift in ad revenue and a bootfull of doom to share. I've also got lots of whizzy applications to get excited about. But what would you share? What's your view of the future of news? What platforms do you get excited about? [more inside]
I'm looking for a long article published about a year ago which was mostly critical of Teach for America. [more inside]
I'd like to lecture/teach a class about how to be a freelance journalist in NYC, any thoughts on where I could offer my services? I'm not a professor, just a jobbing journo.
Can anyone recommend an "online journalism" or "digital journalism" course/training/seminar for existing journalists ? [more inside]
Online news sources for reading level 5-10. [more inside]
I have realized though I still love broadcast journalism I am really interested in media business management and brand management. How do I get more training in these areas? [more inside]
I always hear that blogging and YouTube are (and/or will be) revolutionary in American politics. Is this true? How so? Can you recommend recent books, academic articles, extended blog posts and other media that demonstrate (or argue against) the effects of blogging, citizen journalism, social networking web sites and YouTube on American politics? Differing viewpoints would be appreciated!
Canadian journalists: how important is getting an MJ? (and other career advice) [more inside]