Michigan State students use simple technology to track representation efforts

Journalism students at Michigan State University aren’t just asking questions and reporting on the diverse communities around them — they are looking inward, gauging their efforts to make their reporting more inclusive.

A class offered at the university in East Lansing pushes its journalism students to document the demographics of the sources they interview for stories so they can track how closely they match the demographics of the communities they cover.

The goal of the initiative, called Fair Chance Reporting

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After George Floyd’s death, fashion editor pivots to covering race, culture

After nearly 20 years of interviewing designers, coordinating photo shoots and identifying fashion trends, Houston Chronicle fashion editor and writer Joy Sewing yearned for a change.

“I was really trying to leave,” said Sewing, a native Houstonian. “I felt like I’d done all I could do in the fashion realm that I had. I felt I needed another challenge.”

Then police killed George Floyd.

“When George Floyd happened, I think a lot of journalists, particularly Black journalists who may not

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Blair admits ethics misdeeds but would do it ‘all over again’ for lessons learned

In the 18 years since Jayson Blair was caught plagiarizing and fabricating his way through stories he wrote for The New York Times, public awareness of journalistic missteps has increased and the need for journalists to consistently adhere to high ethical standards has become even more critical. Read Story


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