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February 13, 2019

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Exploring the Connection Between Productivity and Automation
An economist who studies the labor market sees that technology will have a significant impact on the workforce – but not a cataclysmic one.

A Computer Can Write News Stories – At Least Very Simple Ones
An expert from The Washington Post details how artificial intelligence can do the work of journalists. Can AI replace human reporting?

After 2020 Census, Congressional Borders Will be Redrawn
When does acceptable redistricting cross over into unacceptable gerrymandering? An elections expert explains.

“Advice and Consent” – And What It Means for the High Court
The country occasionally is roiled by fights over putting justices on the nation’s highest court for life. Is it getting more intense?

The Stories Are Often Old – and the Sources Leery. Tips to Cover Sexual Harassment.
The investigative reporters who broke two of the nation’s biggest sexual harassment stories share their tips and strategies.

The Agreement Is About More Than Free Trade
As renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement heat up, where should journalists look for stories?

Knowing what your competitors and sources are tweeting and posting can help you stay on top of a beat.

Journalists today need to be all things to all platforms. So how can journalists trained on the writing side handle their own graphics and photos?

Journalists need to prepare for time on TV. It’s not just a simple, friendly conversation.

C-SPAN has been recording politicians at work for nearly four decades – and journalists can access those clips for use in their own stories.

The Software Platform Dataminr is Useful to Find ‘Signals’ That Point to News

Using Software Platform Tableau to Build and Launch Online Visualizations

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Keeping Food Safe

Londa Nwadike, consumer food safety specialist, Kansas State University and the University of Missouri


How Trade Actions Unfold

Scott N. Paul, president, Alliance for American Manufacturing

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Suzanne Gamboa, political editor and senior writer, NBC News Latino; Franco Ordonez, White House correspondent, McClatchy Washington Bureau; Laura Meckler, staff writer, The Wall Street Journal

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