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Chips Watch: The Latest Alumni News

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Chips Watch features the latest Chips Quinn Scholars alumni news.
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Chips Watch: The Latest Alumni News

Chips Quinn Scholars

Chips Watch features the latest CQS alumni news.
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Chips Watch: The Latest Alumni News

Chips Quinn Scholars

Chips Watch features the latest CQS alumni news.
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CQS Alum Mentoring: “Much-needed Connection”

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A summer journalism intern says his mentor, an alumnus of the CQS program, helped him stay connected as he worked remotely from his home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Chips Watch: The Latest Alumni News

Krissah Thompson

Chips Watch features the latest CQS alumni news.
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Chips Watch: The Latest Alumni News

Russel Daniels

Chips Watch features the latest CQS alumni news.
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Local Broadcasters Connect with Viewers’ Practical and Emotional Needs in Crisis

Local Broadcasters’ Town Hall

Fundraising for food banks, hosting mental health forums and offering financial advice for the newly jobless are just a few of the ways local radio, television and digital news outlets are connecting with their communities’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What words make up a ‘true threat?’ Well, that depends

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The First Amendment’s protection for free speech covers most of what we may say, whether it’s impolite, insulting, biased or uplifting, even commentary or forcefully expressed opinions that most of us would find repulsive or repugnant.
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Webinar Recap: Journalists Seek ­– and Find ­­– Solutions Amid the Pandemic

COVID-19

Journalists practicing a solutions-oriented style of reporting shared story ideas and tips for how covering the COVID-19 pandemic can unearth strategies for solving problems the crisis has revealed during a May 11, 2020, Power Shift Project webinar.
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Webinar Recap: Health, Science and Business Reporters Battle Misinformation, Lack of Access

COVID-19: Health, Science and Business Writers on Covering the Pandemic

Journalists covering the COVID 19 pandemic are struggling to access credible information as the public seeks the facts on a fast-changing story.
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