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What our children and their books could teach Rush Limbaugh and friends

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At my children’s elementary school, the values taught are posted all over the school with pride: respect, trustworthiness, truthfulness, active listening, no put-downs, personal best. The children are all so adorably earnest as they actively try to embody these values, to become better people, to become better friends to one another. What is it that went so terribly wrong for Limbaugh and some of these Congressmen between elementary school and adulthood?

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Written by on March 18, 2012

Let’s count the stereotypes: covering Islam, Oct.27

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Miss USA Click on Miss USA for the video. Let’s count the sterotypes, as Mona ElTahawy does in this Time.com video. Let’s count them so we don’t repeat them in what we report. But how do we know what’s a stereotype? How do we focus our reporting so that it is real and compelling and […]

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Written by on October 12, 2010

We are not alone – No Estamos Solos

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We are overwhelmed by the violence stories. They offer no hope. They promise no better tomorrow. They weigh on you. They turn lives into stereotypes. But it doesn’t have to be that way The Back of the Yards council is calling on the black and Latino news media to take part in a month long […]

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Written by on October 11, 2010

Oct. 27 – Reporting on Islam, a forum – الكتابة عن الإسلام

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More than ever before, there’s a need to look at how we report on Islam. What more do we need to know? What basics are we not reporting? What’s been the reality, the toll and the impact of the anti-Muslim fervor? What are the human stories that need to be told today about Islam here […]

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Written by on October 5, 2010