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A blog for pre-college journalists and their teachers from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University.

Spotting fake news

Do you know how to spot fake news? In an effort to answer this question, Cait Levin, the director of research and media at Beaver Country Day...

Conference: NECIR editor to lead workshop at The Next Edition

Paul Singer, investigations editor for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and WGBH, will join other local journalists presenting at The Next Edition,...

Summer Institute instructor profiles Impractical Jokers in Globe

Reporter Juliet Pennington, an instructor for Boston University's Summer Journalism Institute, offers an insight to the popular program "Impractical Jokers" in her latest profile...

Summer Institute instructor warns of ‘outbreak culture’

An instructor for the Boston University Summer Journalism Institute argued in the pages of Boston Globe and the website STAT that "outbreak culture" can derail...
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Registration open for 2019 Summer Journalism Institute

High school students interested in journalism, communications or writing may now register to attend the Boston University Summer Journalism Institute. Students ages 14 to 18...
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Video: How to follow the document trail

Jenifer McKim, senior reporter with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University, offers four tips for reporting a story through public...

Beyond the high school newspaper: 5 next steps

So you write for your high school newspaper and want to take the next step as you ponder a possible career as a journalist....
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Video: How to submit an FOIA Request

Jenifer McKim, senior reporter with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University, offers five tips for preparing and submitting a request...

Applications now accepted for 2019 summer institute

High school students interested in getting a jump on next summer may now apply for the 2019 Pre-College Summer Journalism Institute at Boston University,...

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