When the Biden administration first announced it would cancel $10,000 in federal student loans for many borrowers–a move now on hold after a federal judge last week declared it unconstitutional-Erin Woodiel, a photojournalist for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, told readers what it would mean for her. In an article headlined “‘The weight is lifted’:
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Darrel Rowland was the Columbus Dispatch’s longest-serving news journalist when Edwina Blackwell Clark, the paper’s executive editor, called him into her office in August. It was the day after the staff learned Gannett, the Dispatch’s parent company, had learned the paper would be affected by the conglomerate’s disappointing second fiscal quarter. Changes and cuts were
Photojournalist Rich Saal stretched his neck toward the sky as he followed the drone he was flying over the immense Midwestern farming landscape in Central Illinois. Shades of brown and green stretch for miles with precise rows and columns tediously cut out by enormous machines. The scene captivated him, just as his grandfather’s farm did
A local TV station’s decision to describe a thwarted plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as “domestic terrorism” revived a long-running debate in journalism circles about how such acts are labeled. “After much discussion in our newsroom, we’ve decided that moving forward, we will be using the term ‘domestic terrorism’ or ‘domestic terrorist,’ rather
When Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman got caught on a hot mic in August using an anti-gay slur, Megan Mitchell, an openly lesbian reporter and anchor at WLWT in Cincinnati, hoped her colleagues in the media would realize why it was an important story to cover. It wasn’t just about the slur, she told GJR.