I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Checklist: Write better using journalism tricks

December 6, 2012

After years of teaching journalism and writing my own stories, I’ve come up with some tried-and-true tactics for wrangling words. What follows are some of my favorite practices. Take them […]

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Top 10 basic interviewing tips for journalists

December 3, 2012

Knowing how to interview is more than a journalistic tool for getting great stories. Knowing how to ask and listen is actually an essential life skill. My top 10 tips […]

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Photos: Sistahood at the 2012 Women’s Media Center Awards Dinner

November 19, 2012

The really bad news is that women are appallingly underrepresented in the media industry. The good news? Women are doing something about it — and having a good time in […]

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Surviving #Sandy

November 1, 2012

It’s 5 a.m. on Day #3 of no electricity, wifi or heat. The only way I can upload this blog post is by typing into my iPhone. :) Since I […]

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If you love words and books, you’ll love this video

August 20, 2012

In praise of books: Have you ever wondered what your stories would look like? What colors, images and lettering are “you”? The topic is explored with humorous insight in the […]

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Rule of 3 can help your writing

June 12, 2012

The earth pulses in three-beat rhythms. That’s why it helps to organize our writing around groups of three. When I tell my students this — especially the know-it-all adult writers […]

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Working from home is the new journalism for me

May 31, 2012

Home is the new newsroom. That became my deal when I started my job this year as an online reporter. And I totally love it because I NEVER EVER COMMUTE […]

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