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18 Extremely Helpful Resources for Blogger-Journalists

The resources below help me enormously when I work on news stories—whether working on a post about something in the news or doing original reporting. Bookmark and follow them, and you'll quickly become more informed, find story ideas, and add tools to your reporter's toolbox. ...more
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How to Get and Conduct a Great Interview

Ever read a post and think to yourself, "Why didn't she just talk to the person?" So much of blogging is insular—bloggers writing opinion, talking to other bloggers, blogging about blogging, or paraphrasing media sources. But if you want to find out something firsthand? Go straight to the source. There's no sense writing around the subject when you can interview the author, activist, chef or newsmaker. ...more

Yvette Kendall Talks About Being A Female Black Inventor.

Yvette Kendall has been churning out innovations and new product concepts since 1998. Hailing from the south side of Chicago and coming from a middle class blue collar family, becoming an inventor was not on the roster back then as a career choice. In fact, inventors were not even spoken of in her home or in her school....more

31 Days, 32 Revelations: Digital Snobbery

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5 Excellent Examples of Effective Blogger Journalism

Ever wonder how much difference you can make by doing independent reporting on your blog? I’ve seen many women do excellent investigative journalism through their websites. Read on to find out more about how these bloggers did their own legwork to produce journalism that rivaled — and even scooped — established media outlets. Yoani Sanchez Stands Up to the Cuban Government   ...more
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Subject Matter Matters

I can not remember the best one but I remember many ...so I will cheat here and list them for you...more

Starbucks' #RaceTogether is the Frappuccino of Difficult Conversations

I nearly spit out my coffee this morning when I read about Starbucks’ new attempt to promote conversation about race. Announced in USA Today, the partnership between the newspaper and the coffee giant uses the words "race together" written on coffee cups in an attempt to stir up conversation about race in America. ...more
I managed a Starbucks for twelve years. This was by far the stupidest thing they have pulled. ...more

How to Write a Brilliant, Convincing News Op-Ed

You know that you've got opinions—opinions that are backed by experience and credibility. You're willing to jump into the public debate. But do you know how to best formulate those ideas so that others will pay attention? Constructing a successful op-ed typically involves five components, as suggested by The OpEd Project:...more
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