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  • ThomasRMartinez

    Death of newspapers? Nah

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Chicago -- A lot of discussion this week has centered around the future of newspapers, and what that future will look like. Talk of the newspaper's death has been circulating for some time now. However, recent struggles in the industry ...

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    How to cover a community?

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Chicago -- A main point of discussion today in our Leadership Summit at Unity was how a newspaper thoroughly and accurately covers its community. One way to cover your community is to make sure you reflect part of that community. ...

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    Race and the media

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Chicago -- I'm  in the Windy City attending the Unity -- Journalists of Color conference. I was selected along with 12 other editors to participate in a leadership summit meeting at this conference. Today's topic was how we talk about ...

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    A brother's suicide

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    About six years ago, my brother committed suicide. He did it in a very public way. On Wednesday, I posted a reply on a thread of comments about the photo we ran in the second installment of the Fatal Funnel ...

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    My love of newspapers

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    I know this is kind of long for a blog, but I thought I'd share this column I wrote with you online folks. tm   I didn’t grow up in a newspaper family, but rather I grew up in a ...