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

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

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