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For workplace safety, short-term fixes matter but they’re not enough

(Editor’s note: Randy Van Dyne, executive director of the All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay, Ohio, spoke at the 2018 Ohio News Media Association convention on workplace safety and wrote this column at ONMA’s request. One of the center’s specialties is training media outlets such as ABC News on both on-site and…

Enterprise reporting goes beyond the obvious

Better Writing with Bart Pfankuch When it comes to interviewing reporter candidates, many editors want to see examples of so-called enterprise reporting. I just finished serving as a judge for several reporting and writing categories for the Washington Newspaper Publishing Association, and I can tell you that the winners across the board took an enterprising…