Pack a spare sock: A reporter’s winter weather kit
Dress warmly while reporting on a polar vortex. Stay dry. Hydrate often. Your mother told you these things. But we forget, especially while spending our days going from one warm building to another. During the most recent polar vortex, I saw a young photojournalist running cool water over his hands. They were red, and stinging. … Continued
Low-tech resource helps reporters focus on the story at hand
To all of you DIY reporters out there — and really, aren’t we all? — here’s a project that takes just 60 seconds to assemble and a lifetime to perfect. Like all DIY projects, you need some tools: A reporters’ notebook. Glue or tape. A printer and paper. Directions: Open a new Microsoft Word document … Continued
Fighting fake news with emotion
Editor’s note: Tom Warhover is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the former executive editor of the Columbia Missourian.
How Trump’s playbook has trickled down to state and local politics
Mike Zweifel was working in the spirit of that most distinct quality of American democracy — compromise — when he built a press pen for the Republican watch party on election night. Those roped off areas are now ubiquitous in national politics. But it had never been done in Boone County, Missouri, so far as … Continued