WHEN I ASK A SOURCE TO EXPLAIN SOMETHING IN TERMS A KINDERGARTNER COULD UNDERSTAND

…and other excellent interviewing tips, over at CJR today.

WHEN I HEAR ABOUT ANOTHER ROUND OF LAYOFFS

#REALTALK: What to do when you get fired

WHEN A JOURNALIST COMPLAINS THAT THE GOOD DAYS OF MEDIA ARE OVER

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Why this—right now—is the best moment to be working in journalism.

WHEN I OPEN THE “SUBMISSIONS” INBOX

#realtalk about why your pitch never made it out of the slush pile.

WHEN I’M JUST NOT THAT INTO YOUR PITCH

The no-excuses truth to understanding why editors reject pitches

WHEN A NEWBIE REPORTER FINALLY GETS SOMEONE TO CALL HER BACK

Tips on reporting for rookies, over at CJR.

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS PRINT IS DEAD

Time to stop holding funerals for the dead-tree edition

WHEN I NEED ANECDOTES FOR A TREND PIECE

On Facebook as a reporting tool.

WHEN A WRITER SENDS ME A BITCHY REPLY AFTER I KILL A PIECE

Advice for a happy and healthy relationship between writers and editors, over at CJR today.

WHEN A WRITER USES THE WORD ‘MELLIFLUOUS’

Five types of problem writer, in GIFs, over at CJR.

Plus, just to show I’m self-aware, five types of problem editor, over at my personal site.