Mark Trainer

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Illustration of college student interviewing person while casting shadow of more mature journalist (State Dept./D. Thompson)

College newspapers are a proving ground

In the U.S., many journalists gain career experience while they are students, by reporting news for their schools' newspapers, radio stations or websites.
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Make way for the Maccabeats [video]

May is Jewish American Heritage Month in the United States. Meet an a cappella group that combines pop songs with Jewish traditions.
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Helping women find the stories you don’t see anywhere else

Aiming for a news model based on the local communities of developing countries, the Global Press Institute trains women to be working journalists.
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Pirates in movies are fun, but movie piracy hurts

Movie piracy doesn't just hurt wealthy movie studios. It also robs carpenters, electricians and other craftsmen and hurts economies.
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So you want to be a TV reporter … [video]

Get tips from award-winning news anchor Richard Lui to see if you have what it takes to be a broadcast journalist.
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The price of that music is higher than you think

Everyone likes a bargain. But buying pirated or counterfeit goods robs artists of earnings from their creative work and can support organized crime.
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5 little-known facts about Trump

Americans — and the world — might feel they know almost everything about the president. But here are five facts that might surprise you.
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How 150 Americans took over a building and changed disability law

Forty years ago a law gave civil rights protections to people with disabilities. But activists fought for those rights with a monthlong sit-in.
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Want to fight corruption? Follow the money.

An organization in Nigeria scours government databases and social media to empower local communities to root out corruption and make sure promises are kept.