Q&A with Bill Horner III, editor and publisher of the Chatham News + Record

Bill Horner III is editor and publisher of the Chatham News + Record, based in Siler City, North Carolina, and covering Chatham County. He previously worked for The Sanford Herald for more than 30 years. In this interview, conducted by email, Horner discusses his work at the News + Record, his break from and return… Continue reading Q&A with Bill Horner III, editor and publisher of the Chatham News + Record

One way to help news organizations covering COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis is hitting nearly every facet of society and the economy. As of March 30, it has killed more than 2,000 Americans and 33,000 people worldwide. The situation is also dire for news organizations. Some newspapers and websites are laying off employees as advertising evaporates amid the crisis. Alternative weeklies that rely on… Continue reading One way to help news organizations covering COVID-19

Student guest post: Navigating internships and first jobs in newsrooms

Students in MEJO 557, Advanced Editing, are writing guest posts for this site this semester. This is the ninth of those posts. Liz Johnson is a sophomore journalism major at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a staff writer at The Daily Tar Heel and a features editor for Coulture Magazine, a student-run lifestyle magazine. I have… Continue reading Student guest post: Navigating internships and first jobs in newsrooms

Q&A with Andrew Kenney, reporter at Colorado Public Radio

Andrew Kenney is a reporter at Colorado Public Radio in Denver. He previously worked at newspapers such as The Denver Post and The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and at digital startup Denverite. Q. Describe your job at CPR. What is your typical day like? A. I'm one of two public affairs reporters… Continue reading Q&A with Andrew Kenney, reporter at Colorado Public Radio

Student guest post: Podcasts improve news delivery, combat news industry’s problems

Students in MEJO 557, Advanced Editing, are writing guest posts for this site this semester. This is the fourth of those posts. Rachel Crumpler is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in history and social and economic justice at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a staff reporter for The Daily Tar Heel’s University desk. With… Continue reading Student guest post: Podcasts improve news delivery, combat news industry’s problems

A lasting VOICE in Durham

The Durham VOICE has turned 10 years old. The VOICE is a student-produced publication and a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. Central University. Teen journalists contribute material as well. Students in my "Advanced Editing" class play a role in the VOICE too. On five occasions this semester, they will edit stories reported and written… Continue reading A lasting VOICE in Durham

Q&A with Perryn Keys of The Advocate newspaper

Perryn Keys is executive sports editor at The Advocate newspaper, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In this interview, conducted by email, Keys discusses his role in the sports department, the process of story editing and headline writing, and the Advocate's coverage of LSU's championship season in college football. Q. Describe your job. What is your… Continue reading Q&A with Perryn Keys of The Advocate newspaper

Q&A with Abbie Bennett, reporter at Connecting Vets

Abbie Bennett is senior reporter at Connecting Vets, a news organization that covers "the veteran experience through stories of inspiration and perseverance." A 2012 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Bennett previously worked at North Carolina newspapers, including The News & Observer in Raleigh and The Daily Reflector in Greenville. In this interview, conducted by email, Bennett… Continue reading Q&A with Abbie Bennett, reporter at Connecting Vets

Remembering Tiananmen Square

Thirty years ago today, the Chinese government ended a pro-democracy movement centered in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. At their peak, the demonstrations attracted nearly a million people. Among the protestors' demands: freedom of the press. In the early hours of June 4, 1989, the Chinese military moved through the city and into the square, crushing… Continue reading Remembering Tiananmen Square