Book review: ‘Don’t Print That! Giving Teens the Power of the Press’

Donna C. Myrow, "Don’t Print That! Giving Teens the Power of the Press." Palm Springs, California: Sunacumen Press, 2021. pp. 176, $15.00. "Don’t Print That!" is the compelling story of the who, what, where, when, why, and how of a print publication called LA Youth. Throughout the newspaper's 25-year run, Southern California teenagers from all… Continue reading Book review: ‘Don’t Print That! Giving Teens the Power of the Press’

Q&A with Josh Bergeron, editor of The Salisbury Post

Josh Bergeron is editor of The Salisbury Post in Salisbury, North Carolina. Before taking that position in 2018, he worked as an associate editor and reporter there. He previously worked at newspapers in Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. In this interview, Bergeron discusses his role at the Post, including news judgment and headline writing. Q. Describe… Continue reading Q&A with Josh Bergeron, editor of The Salisbury Post

Q&A with Brandon Standley, multiplatform editor at The Washington Post

Brandon Standley is a multiplatform editor at The Washington Post. He is a 2021 graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC-Chapel Hill. While at UNC, Standley worked at The Daily Tar Heel as a copy chief and managing editor, among other roles. In this interview, conducted by email, Standley discusses his… Continue reading Q&A with Brandon Standley, multiplatform editor at The Washington Post

What I am teaching this semester

The spring 2022 semester at UNC-Chapel Hill begins on Monday, Jan. 10. Here's what I am teaching this term: MEJO 153, Writing and Reporting. In this course, students learn the essentials of writing and information gathering for journalism and public relations. The class meets twice a week and has 18 students. Here is the syllabus.… Continue reading What I am teaching this semester

Two opportunities for student editors

Students attend an editing bootcamp at Temple University. The week of training is part of the Dow Jones News Fund internship program. (Photo by Margo Reed) It's internship and scholarship season for college journalists. Here are two opportunities for students interested in editing: ACES: The Society for Editing offers six scholarships each year. They range… Continue reading Two opportunities for student editors

Q&A with Rogelio Aranda, local news editor at The Charlotte Observer

Rogelio Aranda is local news editor at The Charlotte Observer. He started at the Observer in 1998 as a copy editor and page designer in the sports department, and he has served in various roles there over the years. In this interview, conducted by email, Aranda discusses working with reporters and how editing and headline… Continue reading Q&A with Rogelio Aranda, local news editor at The Charlotte Observer

Seeking answers about vaccine mandates

UNC-Chapel Hill encourages but does not require vaccination against COVID-19. Students who are not vaccinated must get a COVID test twice a week. We are a month into the fall semester at UNC-Chapel Hill. In that time, North Carolina has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Discussion continues about whether to require… Continue reading Seeking answers about vaccine mandates

Q&A with Sarah Nagem of the Border Belt Independent

Sarah Nagem is editor of the Border Belt Independent, a nonprofit news organization that covers four counties in southeastern North Carolina. She previously worked at The Salisbury Post and The News & Observer. In this interview, conducted by email, Nagem discusses her role at the BBI and her transition to a small, nonprofit newsroom. Q.… Continue reading Q&A with Sarah Nagem of the Border Belt Independent

Q&A with Lynn Gosnell of Rice Magazine

Lynn Gosnell is senior editor at Rice Magazine in Houston, Texas. The magazine is the flagship alumni/university publication at Rice University. In this interview, conducted by email, Gosnell discusses what goes into each issue of Rice Magazine, and she provides advice for writers and editors who are interested in working for alumni publications. (Photo by… Continue reading Q&A with Lynn Gosnell of Rice Magazine