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Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi recently discussed how the White House reporting staffs tend to be the least racially diverse. What would be your response to his question: ‘Does racial background affect how a reporter covers a story?’   … more
A decade ago, governments and regulators allowed Wall Street to run amok in the name of innovation and freedom until millions of jobs were lost, families were forced from their homes and trust in the financial system was decimated. Today, the same … more
  Recently, the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed from a high-ranking government official. If a government official approached you to publish an anonymous op-ed on a local or national level, would you? Why or why not?   Julie … more
Early August is when I usually begin planning for the basic news reporting course I’ve taught for more than 20 years to University of Minnesota journalism students. What was different this summer was the backdrop: harsh, attacking noise from our … more
Fact-checking websites have gained steamed, but there are complaints that they suffer from ‘selection bias.’ To stop misinformation from spreading, who should be supervising these sites?  Michael Huntley, 24, sophomore, Mesa (Ariz.) Community … more
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