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Appreciating the Common Wealth

What communities are capable of doing in a time of democratic crisis and economic rebuilding.

  • 07/28/2022
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“Meeting in The Commons: How to Become Badass Collaborators”

My view of the media business I love is that we tend to be reactive, writing for a passive audience. But our most engaged readers are NOT passive, and want to get in front of the stories, to change outcomes.

  • 07/25/2022
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Georgia Fort: Holding Media Accountable

“It is about examining the media industry and saying, ‘How can we be better collectively? How can we stop being an industry that causes further harm to marginalized and oppressed communities?’”

  • 11/30/2021
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Then & Now: On Campus, in Media, and for Protection

Individualized responses to systemic issues will never solve the problem at its root.

  • 09/24/2021
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Who Frames the Narrative? (part 2)

As a scholar who researches media coverage of police and protests, I believe Toledo’s death exposes a blind spot in journalism: a tendency to go with the “police said” narrative without outwardly questioning if it is right.

  • 05/05/2021
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Riot or Resistance? (Part 1)

Danielle Kilgo is a researcher now based at the University of Minnesota focused on how media contributes to uneven power dynamics and diversity issues, including police brutality and social movements against violence and racism. This is the first of a two-part essay, published with her permission, that combines commentaries she published at The Conversation.

  • 04/28/2021
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Reporting Sexual Assault in a Way That Honors and Protects Survivors

I witnessed firsthand how reporting can undermine and further traumatize victims of sexual assault.

  • 02/11/2021
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Kate Nowlin: Stories With Dimension

“Over three million women have served in our post-9/11 wars, and I felt there was ample room to contribute a story about a female warrior.”

  • 09/01/2018

Where are the women coaches? Media coverage?

“Girls are watching. When they are playing sports and they see who is coaching and who is not, who is

  • 02/01/2017

Madeleine Baran: A Victory for Journalism

Interviewing skills, values help MPR reporter uncover church’s secrets

  • 07/02/2014

Girl talk

“The main thing that has not changed is the media. And I think it is worse. It is a backlash.”

  • 08/02/2011