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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Spotlighting SRCCON:LEAD’s Talks and Speakers

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our speaker roster for SRCCON:LEAD’s talks is going to be amazing.

  5. How Would You Like Leadership in Journalism to be Different?

    By Erika Owens

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    As part of planning SRCCON:LEAD, we’ve heard from over 100 journalists about how they would like leadership in our industry to change. The answers were remarkably consistent: We need leadership that is more diverse, more interdisciplinary, more intentional in its development, and more open in its communication.

  6. Abandon Normal Instruments”: How We Spent SRCCON Fighting Creative Block

    By Katie Park and Alex Tatusian

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    Regardless of what role you play in your organization, you’ve likely encountered creative block: Sometimes it feels like every story has already been done, or there’s no way around the problem you’re trying to solve. Here’s our attempt to figure out why it happens and what you can do about it, from our SRCCON session in 2019.

  7. Our Industry Needs to Invest in Childcare, Especially for Conferences

    By Emily Goligoski and Marisa Mazria Katz

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    On the difficulty of journalism professionals arranging night and weekend care for their children and how employers, allies, conference conveners and other parents can help.

  8. Fix Your Feedback Loop

    By Bridget Thoreson

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    The solution to the horse-race coverage trap that is all too easy for newsrooms to fall into is what Jay Rosen of NYU describes as the “citizens agenda” approach. This involves turning to the citizens themselves before starting down the campaign trail and making a commitment to cover the issues that matter the most to them.

  9. How SRCCON Changed the Way I Teach Journalism

    By Lisa Waananen Jones

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    Attending SRCCON transformed my own perspective on teaching by demonstrating how popular education strategies benefit professional journalists—and you can also use these strategies in newsrooms and journalism.

  10. Why National Editors Should Connect with Local Reporters

    By Dana Amihere

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    How and why national news orgs should find local reporters to cover stories in their own communities.

  11. Turn Your Critical Lens Inward

    By Lindsay Muscato and Rachel Schallom

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    Our Q&A; with SRCCON:POWER speaker Rachel Schallom on why industry coverage matters.

  12. Turn Your Critical Lens Inward, Pt. 2

    By Ben Mullin and Lindsay Muscato

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    SRCCON:POWER speaker Ben Mullin on why media organizations must have more transparency.

  13. You Have the Power to Make Change Now

    By Robert Hernandez and Lindsay Muscato

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    SRCCON:POWER speaker Robert Hernandez on how horizontal loyalty can change how you perceive what’s possible.

  14. More Tech Will Not Save Us from Disinformation

    By Lindsay Muscato and Britt Paris

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    Britt Paris previews her talk on audiovisual fakes and tech’s hidden power structures.

  15. We Are Never Neutral

    By Lindsay Muscato and Sara Wachter-Boettcher

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    SRCCON:POWER speaker Sara Wachter-Boettcher previews her upcoming talk.

  16. Our Low-Stress Guide to Working Without an Editor

    By Casey Miller

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    If you’re working without an editor, it’s important to build your own support system. Here’s a roundup of our best ideas and strategies, based on our SRCCON 2018 session.

  17. Great Conference Sessions, the SRCCON Way

    By Brent Jones

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    How can SRCCON session facilitators make the most of their time with participants, and help everyone get the most out of the conference? I talked with several people who have facilitated sessions about what went well, what surprised them, and what helped people get most engaged.

  18. Rebuilding Ad Tech: Open Source, Publisher First

    By Amanda Hicks and Aram Zucker-Scharff

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    A recap of our SRCCON session on how ad tech could be so much better.

  19. SRCCON 2018 Recap

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Notes and links to what happened at SRCCON 2018.

  20. Hello from SRCCON 2018

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    SRCCON 2018 is about to begin.

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