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Plus: The Committee to Protect Journalists has its first union contract, Wisconsin Public Radio tracks source diversity, and who is Substack for?
Forecasts once again substantially underestimated the extent of support for Trump. But does that mean they failed?
Plus: Unions keep fighting for parental leave, BBC journalists may no longer be allowed to attend marches, and “POC really flattens class experience, even amongst people who are nominally part of the same racial group.”
During a fraught election season, a transcript database is reimagined as a news product for readers reaching for the right quote “to make a point.”
One lesson from pandemic times is that journalism education doesn’t have to happen in person, and remote learning can open up more opportunities for journalists to launch their own products.
Pinpoint, which uses AI and machine learning to help reporters sift through investigative materials, is part of the recently-released Journalist Studio.
Plus: The SacBee wants those sweet, sweet clicks, the Dallas News Guild wins its vote to unionize, and “when bison merit 80% of the airtime afforded to Asian American history, it calls into question not only the leadership of public television but also who gets to tell these stories, and why.”
Two key moments from the 2020 campaign — the first debate and Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis — are particularly illustrative.
“If you’re going to shift narratives in this country, you need people to actually read what you’re doing.”