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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 21, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 21, 2017!

Thursday, September 21, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's action-packed weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles has an issue with the Emmys; This Modern World looks into a parallel Trump universe; Jen Sorenson examines white poverty; Apoca Clips shows Trumpy receiving visits from Harvey, Irma, Maria and others; and Red Meat goes throu...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Shirley Spork, a Palm Desert Woman Who Paved the Way for Generations of Female Golfers

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Shirley Spork, a Palm Desert Woman Who Paved the Way for Generations of Female Golfers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

The Coachella Valley is a place where retired celebrities, in some ways, are taken for granted. Among us are retired movie and television stars, business tycoons, writers, NASA scientists and sports professionals—including Shirley Spork, one of the 13 original founding members of the Ladies Professi...

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Ask a Mexican: What Can I Do to Help My Adopted Mexican Son Appreciate His Heritage?

Ask a Mexican: What Can I Do to Help My Adopted Mexican Son Appreciate His Heritage?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I’m an Arizonan of the anti-SB 1070 ilk who has just adopted an Arizonan 5-year old boy who is obviously (visually anyway) of Mexican descent. I want to do right by my son where his heritage is concerned; I have my own ideas about what that means, but I value your opinion.

I’m enrolling...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 14, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 14, 2017!

Thursday, September 14, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's Category 5 weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson ponders the immigration fixation; The K Chronicles celebrates yet more of life's little victories; This Modern World puts on MAGA-vision specs; Red Meat calls Milkman Dan to the office; and Apoca Clips eavesdrops on a chat between ...

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Ask a Mexican: Does My Well-Off Chicana Friend Have a Victim Mentality?

Ask a Mexican: Does My Well-Off Chicana Friend Have a Victim Mentality?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I have a Chicana friend who comes from an upper-middle-class family, goes to a prestigious Ph.D. program, and has never had to take out student loans or work a real job—but she is constantly complaining about how “oppressed” she is.

Examples she gives are seemingly trivial things, such ...

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Community Voices: Words Matter When It Comes to Describing Our Warming World

Community Voices: Words Matter When It Comes to Describing Our Warming World

Thursday, September 07, 2017  |  Alex Lee, High Country News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is in charge of the Forest Service as well as several agricultural and food-related research agencies, recently told its staffers to avoid using the term “climate change.” The business-as-usual term “weather extremes” was recommended instead.

While dropping t...

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26 Oct 2012

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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