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  1. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: What white allies can do

    By Emma Carew Grovum

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    We’re often asked by well-meaning white allies what they can do to support our work. Here’s just a few places to start.

  2. Exit Interviews: Charlie Johnson

    By Charlie Johnson

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    Part of an occasional series offering feedback for journalism as an industry, through observations from news nerds who have recently left the field and still love it.

  3. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Help Your BIPOC Interns Succeed

    By Benét J. Wilson

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    Supporting young journalists of color at the beginning of their careers is crucial to retaining them throughout the industry. What you can do to help them survive — and thrive.

  4. Story Recipe: Checking The Success Of Your State’s Efforts To Restore Voting Rights To The Formerly Incarcerated

    By Andrew Calderon

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    We learned that no more than 1 in 4 formerly incarcerated voters had registered to vote in the 2020 election in four key states. We’ve documented our reporting process so you can use it in your state.

  5. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Burnout culture is everywhere

    By P. Kim Bui

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    But it starts at the top, and you need to have a hand in the solution.

  6. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Being more inclusive with your references

    By Brian De Los Santos

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    We all have to stop assuming everyone understands language, or references. It’s alienating.

  7. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Dear imposter syndrome…

    By Emma Carew Grovum

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    For leaders, dealing with imposter syndrome means gently pushing our people into seeing their own success.

  8. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: To whom it may concern

    By P. Kim Bui and Emma Carew Grovum

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    Sincerely, Leaders of Color is written for everyone in the journalism industry who cares about creating a more supportive environment for journalists of color to do their best work.

  9. We unionized the digital team at The Seattle Times. You can do it too.

    By Michelle Baruchman

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    The digital journalists at The Seattle Times recently unionized, joining their newsroom peers in the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild. This is a diary of that process: their timeline, resources they relied on, and decision points you might face as you consider a organizing effort in your own newsroom.

  10. Exit Interviews: Phoebe Gavin

    By Phoebe Gavin

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    Part of an occasional series offering feedback for journalism as an industry, through observations from news nerds who have recently left the field and still love it.

  11. What kind of change could we create, if we truly came together?

    By Sisi Wei

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    We heard repeatedly in 2020 that people wanted a space dedicated to anti-racism and equity work, where they could also share working knowledge and ask questions. So many people scattered across journalism organizations are already trying to make their newsrooms anti-racist and equitable — what kind of changes could we bring about if we worked together, shared knowledge together, took action together, and helped each other?

  12. Cultivating innovation and cultural change through product leadership

    By Meagan Fleming and Giselle Kowalski

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    We’re excited to share highlights from the first News Product Alliance Summit.

  13. Lessons from Latin America on news product innovation and fighting misinformation

    By Rjaa Ahmed and Teresa Mondría Terol

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    We’re excited to share highlights from the first News Product Alliance Summit.

  14. Understanding the role of product leadership in a news organization

    By Giselle Kowalski and Tatyana Monnay

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    We’re excited to share highlights from the first News Product Alliance Summit.

  15. Introducing product capabilities in your news organization

    By Rjaa Ahmed and Tatyana Monnay

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    We’re excited to share highlights from the first News Product Alliance Summit.

  16. Exit Interviews: Sara Simon

    By Sara Simon

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    Part of an occasional series offering feedback for journalism as an industry, through observations from news nerds who have recently left the field and still love it.

  17. Exit Interviews: Aaron Williams

    By Aaron Williams

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    Part of an occasional series offering feedback for journalism as an industry, through observations from news nerds who have recently left the field and still love it.

  18. How California newsrooms teamed up to gather pandemic data

    By Vignesh Ramachandran

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    Data journalists from eight California newsrooms all benefit from a joint data-collection effort. Here’s how the collaboration works to free up more time for local journalism.

  19. The conversations local newsrooms should be having about COVID-19 coverage

    By Ryan Pitts

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    We spent August and September in conversation with local journalists covering COVID-19, asking what they need most

  20. Meet the Baconator

    By Frank Sharpe

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    How ProPublica developed a caching technique that isn’t exactly a static site generator but retains many of the benefits of one, allowing them to retain the CMS workflows they love.

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