Lessons from improv

Improv Notes

On the first day of improv class, instructor Dan Klein tried to disabuse us of the idea that being an improviser is about being clever. Be present; be available, he advised. Don’t try to be funny.

Let’s examine, own, and apologize for our racist coverage


A call to action for public radio

Covering an epidemic is like covering conflict: why science reporters should be trained like war correspondents


my interviews with reporters from all over the world leads me to worry about the state of science journalists.

Journalism has a huge management problem

NICAR session

One way we can better manage and support journalists with technical skills is to help their managers.

10 Panels From This Year’s International Journalism Festival #IJF18 in Perugia You Should Watch

IJF18 Panel

The entire festival was live-streamed and all the videos are available online.

The thing about FOMO, FUD, and FOJI is YOLO

Being at Stanford, a buzz of activity, I’ve realized that everyone is doing something all the time. It’s also a place with a lot of acronyms and shorthand lingo.