Top Journalists Interviews

Small-town Editor Provides Community Focus

May 2, 2017

As Managing Editor of the Vernon Daily Record, Daniel Walker presides over a three-person staff, and wears just about every hat available.  He also proves conclusively that intelligence, conscience and journalistic skill are not resources reserved for the newsrooms of big-city …

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Investigative Journalism Spotlights Special Education Deficiencies

April 21, 2017

“Comprehensive” is an apt, but somewhat inadequate adjective when used to describe the depth and breadth of the Houston Chronicle’s multi-part series, “Denied:  How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Children Out of Special Education”, led by staff investigative reporter Brian …

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Award Winning Formula: Get a Scoop–And Get it Right!

April 20, 2017

These days, perhaps more than ever before, our news media are under immense pressure to score first publication kudos on breaking news stories….sometimes at the expense of accuracy.  When the newsroom at the San Antonio Express-News realized that they were sitting on top …

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Texas Opinion Journalism – A Virtual Conversation

December 11, 2016

Editor’s note:   On September 17, 2016, four award-winning Texas journalists participated in a keynote presentation at the annual Headliners Foundation Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon at the Headliners Club. Preceding that live presentation event, the journalists engaged in a virtual conversation by e-mail, which was moderated by Headliners …

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Jennifer Emily

July 3, 2016

Utilizing video, audio, graphics, and an interactive “You Be The Judge” feature, Jennifer Emily and Diane Jennings of The Dallas Morning News used digital tools to tell effective stories about inmates in the Texas prison system who entered at a young age …

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