CNN’s LGBTQ town hall highlights benefits and pitfalls of the format

Marginalized communities are rarely mentioned in questions put to presidential candidates. But last night, CNN’s town hall, held in Los Angeles, provided an unprecedented chance for members of the LGBTQ community to address problems specific to their lives on a national stage.  Nine Democratic candidates participated, each given a 30-minute segment. Some capitalized on the […]

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In a corner of Brazil, local reporters are switching to government jobs and the state is achieving “media capture”

An unfortunate reality of the news business today is that it seems to create ex-journalists faster than it creates journalists. Reporting has always had a healthy turnover rate; downtown-living idealists turn into mortgage-owning, kid-having suburbanites, and that makes the paycheck of a comms or PR job more appealing. But the room for an exit, whether…

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