Adriana Colindres

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Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’: Read the First Chapter

Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ which will be published July 14<p><i>In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott.</i><p><i>Titled ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ it was set in the ’50s and opened with a woman named Jean</i> …

Literature

5 Painful Lessons I Learned as an Intern

Everything I ever learned as a news intern was the result of humiliation.<p>I was reminded of this while reading Cory Blair’s story this week on the …

How to Build New Habits: This is Your Strategy Guide

According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. 1 Understanding how to build new …

Will Power

From Grumpy Cat to Ukraine: How Mashable is expanding beyond gadgets and apps

The site known for social media and tech coverage has hired nearly 30 more editorial staffers since October and, like BuzzFeed before it, is expanding into more general interest news.<p>Within minutes of the first reports that a Malaysia Airlines plane had crashed over eastern Ukraine Thursday, …

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

The mobile majority: Engaging people on smartphones is the next big challenge to the news

Maybe it’s not quite as big a change as the rise of the web — but the rise of the smartphone deserves to be in the conversation. And traditional news companies are falling behind.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: The new issue of our sister publication Nieman Reports is out and ready for you to read, online and in …

The 25 Most Promising Graduation Speeches Of The Year

Every year, for the past eight years, I've read hundreds and hundreds of graduation speeches, all told more than 1,000.<p>My fascination with commencement speeches started back in 2005. I was spellbound by outstanding talks from David Foster Wallace and Steve Jobs. I soon discovered more examples by …

The new L.A. Times redesign would like to write that tweet for you, thank you very much

The new site gives users several prewritten tweets to choose from at the top of an article and continues the shift toward an article-page-centric ethos for digital news design.<p>The Los Angeles Times is about to redesign its website; it’ll go live overnight. Some screenshots are at Politico. The …

Are journalism schools teaching their students the right skills?

Journalism graduates need to be prepared to work intelligently on the platforms that will carry their work, according to the Texas State professor.<p>If you are a journalism educator or media professional, I have news for you: We work in tech.<p>I know: That’s not exactly what you signed up for when you …

7 Things the Most Interesting People All Have in Common

I’ve posted a lot of research from experts on getting people to like you, being influential and having great conversations.<p><b>What’s the best way to use</b> …

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: America’s Anchors

I thought Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert might be a little nervous to meet with me. I was the real news commentator, after all, and they were the …

Below the Surface, a Tiny Saturn Moon Has a Big Secret

The Cassini spacecraft has detected an ocean hiding under 25 miles of ice on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Italian researchers say that a gravity anomaly …

An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.”</i> And …

11 Writing Tips from Waylon Lewis, author of “Things I would like to do with You” & headmaster of Elephant Academy.

<b>If you’d like to join Elephant Academy, apply here. It’s a 3-month course with elephant editors, star writers, and Waylon Lewis on social media</b> …

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Grit and the Secret of Success

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> Chuck Close scoffed. <i>“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,”</i> Tchaikovsky admonished. <i>“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,”</i> Isabel Allende …

Parachuting in for a story: 17 tips to get it right - Reynolds Center

Nothing beats boots on the ground. With staff and budget cuts, newspapers do less “parachuting in” on stories away from their hometown. That’s too …

In Des Moines, the Register’s new newsroom space aims to be a symbol of its digital future

The Gannett paper is finding that its new, more modern space can be useful as a marketing tool for the paper itself.<p>The Des Moines Register said goodbye to almost a century worth of memories in June when it left its 13-story home for a floor-and-a-half of commercial real estate in what had been …

The Taste Gap: Ira Glass on the Secret of Creative Success, Animated in Living Typography

The question of what makes someone successful has occupied some of history’s greatest minds. For Alexander Graham Bell, success was bound to befall the person “who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider.” For Henry David Thoreau, success was a matter of living with …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

Twitter's Mark Luckie Shares Tips for Student Journalists

Data Journalism Handbook Creators Announce Free Online Data Journalism Course

Our media environment is increasingly saturated with data – from large collections of leaked documents published by Wikileaks, to public databases …