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  1. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: You can’t hire your way out of a diversity problem

    By Marla Jones Newman

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    What to do before you hire your BIPOC candidates.

  2. How we take care

    By Erika Owens

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    Highlights from how care has shown up in the past year, inside and outside of work.

  3. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: It’s time to talk about the way we treat freelancers

    By Emma Carew Grovum

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    Leaders in news organizations have a chance to change the way we treat independent journalists.

  4. Running scrapers on GitHub to simplify your workflow

    By Iris Lee

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  5. How we tracked down and mapped historic street signs in New York City’s Chinatown

    By Aaron Reiss

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    Small data”—the kind you might have to get out and collect yourself—can uncover the deeply personal history of a place.

  6. Four things newsrooms can do right now to counter science polarization

    By Katie L. Burke and Amanda Yarnell

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    There aren’t easy fixes for a systemic issue like polarization—but there are steps we can all take to encourage civil discourse.

  7. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: With love from a lonely place

    By Emma Carew Grovum

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    Now’s the time to check in with leaders of color.

  8. Stop the victim narrative, and other tips for covering working-class women

    By Paul Cheung, Erika Owens, and Ryan Pitts

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    Takeaways from a recent event with community leaders and journalists.

  9. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: How to survive and thrive at ONA

    By P. Kim Bui

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    Taking care of yourself and making room for others can help you find the conversations that change your career.

  10. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: We’d love to hear from you

    By P. Kim Bui and Emma Carew Grovum

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    We’re so proud of what we’ve shared so far. We want to know what’s helped you the most and what you need next.

  11. Where to look for local stories about Census undercounts

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    A roundup of story angles plus data you can use to investigate the places you cover.

  12. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: The after is the hard part

    By P. Kim Bui

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    At the beginning of a working relationship, you act with more transparency as you get to know the other person. That same transparency is necessary for the after.

  13. Story Recipe: Using Census migration data to find out where young adults are moving

    By Brent Jones and Eric Schmid

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    Our reporting found that people who grow up in St. Louis tend to stay in St. Louis: About 3 out of 4 young adults who were here at age 16 were also here at age 26. Here’s how you can use federal data to see where people are moving to and from in your area.

  14. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: It takes hard work from all sides to build coalition across identities and communities

    By Francisco Vara-Orta

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    Building coalitions is tough, awkward work that leads to happier employees and better journalism products for our communities.

  15. Newsrooms, your edit test is where being inclusive starts

    By Kathy Lu

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    Newsrooms expect a lot from job applicants without giving much thought to what else could be going on in their lives. A freelancer applying for your job is not working on a paying gig. An edit test over a weekend means someone working full time is not getting space for rest. And the reward for all this work is: You might be a finalist—or you might never hear back. If you’re a newsroom working toward creating an inclusive culture, one that values its employees and their time, here are seven ideas to reimagine your application process.

  16. Taking care with source security when reporting on abortion

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    Journalists covering reproductive rights are tackling a challenging—but critical—beat with fast-evolving digital security risks. Learning how to minimize these risks for both sources and oneself requires identifying digital security considerations, and knowing when to communicate them and how to keep reporting materials safe.

  17. Survey time: Tell us about your work

    By Erika Owens

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    The News Nerd Survey is back and needs your input.

  18. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: The Key to Inclusive, Effective Teams Is Psychological Safety

    By Alan Henry

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    To build teams where everyone feels represented and respected, create an environment where we all can bring our whole selves.

  19. Sincerely, Leaders of Color: How to give your interns a leg up in their next job search

    By Emma Carew Grovum

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    Not every internship is going to end with a job offer. Here’s how you can give your interns a boost as they enter the job market.

  20. Story Recipe: Exploring Census microdata about your county

    By Rebecca Tippett

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    We recently received a request from a resident in Lincoln County, asking for assistance in locating data related to digital inclusion, in order to help enroll residents who qualify for the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit. Information that can answer this question is collected by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey—the summary tables provide details on household computer availability and internet subscriptions, poverty status at various levels of the federal poverty line, and SNAP receipt. What the tables don’t provide is the intersection of these characteristics. To answer this, we need the microdata or individual record data. Here’s how we went about answering this question.

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