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Community steps up to keep the Black press going through coronavirus  

Newsrooms across the country have been facing financial decline for many years, and the coronavirus has added an additional stress. But it is different for many Black publications – largely because consumers say they are intricately linked with their communities. “The Black press is an institution that Black America trusts. It is part of the …

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Reporter’s Notebook: A guide to investigating colossal topics

Since The Washington Post published “A crisis in campus care” this month, an extensive examination into the health care available to college students, dozens of undergraduates, alumni, parents and faculty have shared on social media and with the Post how their own interactions with their on-campus clinics mirror the findings of the year-long investigation.

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Real people are behind the data covering ‘undercovered’ communities

Nausheen Husain, Jan Diehm and Mark Walker are three journalists who cover undercovered communities. Their advice to other reporters who want to do the same: Know when to walk away. The three spoke March 6 at the NICAR conference in New Orleans about best practices for covering underrepresented people and groups as well as where …

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Mistakes can engender self-doubt among journalists

When journalists make mistakes, the consequences can be far-reaching, affecting consumers, governments and even the economy. But responsible journalists also carry the burden of the errors, and some begin to question themselves. The “imposter syndrome” lures some journalists into a rabbit hole of self-doubt. It leaves talented reporters restraining themselves under the pressure of the …