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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 18, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 18, 2018!

Jan 18, 2018 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's carb-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World ponders that new book about Trump; Jen Sorenson looks back at the film Idiocracy ; The K Chronicles comes down with pneumonia; Ap...

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Savage Love: Everything You Wanted to Know About Hematospermia, but Were Afraid to Ask

Savage Love: Everything You Wanted to Know About Hematospermia, but Were Afraid to Ask

Jan 17, 2018 12:00  |  Dan Savage

I’m a professional dominatrix, and I thought I’d seen everything in the last five years. But this situation completely baffled the entire dungeon.

This middle-aged guy, seemingly in fine health, booked...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 11, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 11, 2018!

Jan 11, 2018 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's stable, genius weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson ponders the meaning of the word "complicit"; The K Chronicles has a disconcerting experience at a sports bar; This Modern World...

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Know Your Neighbors: I Introduced Two People More Than 50 Years Ago—and They Just Got Married

Know Your Neighbors: I Introduced Two People More Than 50 Years Ago—and They Just Got Married

Jan 10, 2018 15:30  |  Anita Rufus

This is a personal column, about me, Anita Rufus, one of your neighbors, and my holiday-time trip to the island of Samoa.

My cousin, Barry Rose, with whom I’ve been in love since I was 16, and my very ...

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Savage Love: I Am 67; Is It Creepy for Me to Date a 22-Year-Old?

Savage Love: I Am 67; Is It Creepy for Me to Date a 22-Year-Old?

Jan 10, 2018 12:00  |  Dan Savage

I’m a 67-year-old gay man. After a breakup 15 years ago, I believed the possibility of emotional and sexual intimacy with a partner was over for me. Then a couple of months ago, my desire for sexual c...

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Community Voices: The Endangered Species Act, Once Embraced by Both Parties, Is Now Endangered Itself

Community Voices: The Endangered Species Act, Once Embraced by Both Parties, Is Now Endangered Itself

Jan 09, 2018 18:00  |  Jim Lyons, High Country News

Nearly a half-century ago, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act by a vote of 92-0 in the Senate, and 355-4 in the House. Republican President Richard Nixon said the legislation “provides the fed...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 4, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 4, 2018!

Jan 04, 2018 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's nuclear-button-sized weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson looks at the U.S. economy as a game; The K Chronicles celebrates life's little victories, military-style; This Modern Wor...

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Community Voices: Drastic Changes in Forest Management, Like More Logging, Aren't the Answer to Wildfires

Community Voices: Drastic Changes in Forest Management, Like More Logging, Aren't the Answer to Wildfires

Jan 03, 2018 13:45  |  Pepper Trail, High Country News

Like a lot of small towns in the West, my town of Ashland, Ore., is nestled in a lovely valley surrounded by conifer forests. The forests grow on public lands managed by the Forest Service and the Bur...

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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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