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A Note From the Editor: Please Help the Independent Reach the Next Level With Our Indiegogo Campaign

A Note From the Editor: Please Help the Independent Reach the Next Level With Our Indiegogo Campaign

Friday, October 31, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

The calendar says it’s November, so that means our second annual Pride Issue is hitting the streets.

In terms of circulation, revenue and quality, November is shaping up to be the best month the Independent has ever had, both online and in print. However, we still have work to do in our effort to give ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 30, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 30, 2014!

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's patriotic Independent comics page: The K Chronicles examines income inequality; This Modern World ponders real epidemics; Jen Sorenson wonders when to trust the media; and it's raining men over at Red Meat.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Men Assume All Gabachas Are Strippers?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Men Assume All Gabachas Are Strippers?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexican men think all of us gabachas are like the girls in The Bikini Carwash Company ? I am married, a conservative dresser, and frankly not very good-looking at all (but I do have blonde hair, so maybe that counts for something on a guy’s internal whore-o-meter), and I speak karat...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Underplanting Your Potted Trees

The Potted Desert Garden: Underplanting Your Potted Trees

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

Since I love flowers and their flamboyant glory, I often plant them under my stature plants. I call that process “underplanting.”

One of the landscape designers I used to work with heard me use this term, and thought I was saying “underpants”—and wondered why in the world I would say that! It became ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's delicious Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys some food at camp; Jen Sorenson suggests changing the phrase "climate change" to "globola"; The K Chronicles joins a white riot; and This Modern World enters the Right-Wing House of Fear.

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

The members of the “You Don’t Have to be Hemingway Writers’ Group” gathered in the clubhouse at Las Serenas, a Palm Desert apartment complex for seniors, to showcase their talents and share the results of their weekly efforts.

The event was announced as the “first annual writers’ recital.” Seven wome...

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Thursday, 25 October 2012 19:46

Youngun's: The Future of Journalism

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I spent a good chunk of last Friday at the University of Arizona School of Journalism's fall-semester internship fair.

I originally signed up for eight 20-minute interview slots on behalf of the paper I currently edit, the Tucson Weekly. However, Lisa Button, the school's fabulous internship coordinator, emailed me a couple of weeks before the fair to let me know that all eight of those slots were full, and that the waitlist was getting rather long.

I agreed to add four more slots. With the addition of two walk-ins, I wound up doing brief interviews with 14 students over about four hours.

Some observations:

• The future of journalism is bright, at least as far as the newbies are concerned. This was an impressive, talented, motivated group.

• The future of journalism is female. Over the years, an increasing female skew has hit the UA Journalism School, as well as other j-schools around the country. Of the 14 kids I talked to, 12 are female. All four of our current interns are women, too.

• The future of journalism is multi-talented. Journalists these days can't just focus on writing or taking pictures. They have to be able to do both. And do video. And be Internet-savvy. And be proficient in other media, too.

• I have no idea where all of these kids are going to get jobs. A third of all newspaper jobs vanished between 2000 and 2010, and even more have gone away since 2010.

However, I am honored that so many young, talented students are interested in alternative newsweeklies. That's a sign that the future for this industry has some bright spots after all.

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