News & Commentary



An Atlanta tea room is the setting for the latest photo in our “Where in the World are our Chipsters” series.
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Joining the breaking news team


Just as her job in a news bureau is growing stale, a reporter is plucked for a position that better matches her temperament.
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Q & A: CQS Alum Stacy Thacker


A CQS alum urges fellow Native American journalists to explore newsrooms and take advantage of the travel opportunities that journalism offers.
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Rochester, N.Y.


One Chips alum welcomes another to a newsroom in Rochester, N.Y., in the latest photo in our “Where in the World are our Chipsters” series.
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Washington, D.C.


A Chipster visiting the nation’s capital shared some good news with CQS Program Director Karen Catone. Check out the latest entry in our “Where in the World are our Chipsters” series.
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In words and gestures, Pope Francis re-awakens the American ideal

Pope Francis

At a cultural moment when celebrity trumps character in America, it took a humble priest from Argentina to remind us of the better angels of our nature – and of the kind of nation we must aspire to build in the 21st century.
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Papal Visit

Pope Francis

Five Chipsters (that we know of) were among the thousands of journalists who provided coverage before and during the visit of Pope Francis to Cuba and the United States in September.
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Journalist’s Fate in Limbo

Jason Rezaian

Coming off the release of two imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt on Sept. 23, the president of Iran has indicated a willingness to release Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, but with conditions.
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Case of Student Rapper Deserves Close Examination

Taylor ‘T-Bizzle’ Bell

The case of a former high school student from Mississippi punished for a rap song he created off-campus and posted online has the potential to be the most significant K-12 student speech case in several years.
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Journalist Rafael Marques: Targeting Corruption in Angola

Rafael Marques

On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, the Newseum Institute presented a conversation with Angolan investigative journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques, recognized with several international awards for his courageous reporting on conflict diamonds and government corruption.
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