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Malecia Walker

Editor who loves reading, writing, eating, and running. Believer in the serial comma. Now: @theappeal Then: @nytimes @blackenterprise @dallasnews @kcstar

New York City

Joined on 3 November, 2009

http://www.linkedin.com/in/malecia

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“It was like playing a game of chess where you just run out of moves.”

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People still yell and swear, though, in just about any newsroom. That's about all that hasn't changed. But the last paper I worked at had the quietest sports department ever.

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"If news organizations want to use labels to increase awareness and understanding of the type of news being presented, the labels should be designed to explain the type of story and be placed in highly visible locations."

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Interesting piece by my former @dallasnews colleague @Tawnell. I was (and still am) the nerd who got up early, regardless of when I had to get to school.

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Quoted @dsorbara

“When the failing becomes chronic, it hurts us more than accusations of bias, fabrication, even plagiarism. If accuracy and tidiness have no traction anymore, why should anybody trust us on the big stuff?”

Amen to that.

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Replying to @verainstitute: "I encountered a judge once who set bail amounts based on his lottery numbers. Seriously. That is a terrible symbol of h…

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"I encountered a judge once who set bail amounts based on his lottery numbers. Seriously. That is a terrible symbol of how someone's experience with the #CJsystem can literally be the luck of the draw." –@Sentinel_Vaughn of @theappeal at #VoicesFromTheHeartland

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Replying to @megancreydt: Copy editors! @TexasMonthly is hiring for our website. Working remotely not a prob. Check it out: …

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Copy editors! @TexasMonthly is hiring for our website. Working remotely not a prob. Check it out:

@copyeditors @womenjournos @NABJ @NAHJ @nlgja @aaja @editorsofcolor

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"Merriam-Webster’s announcement, made on Twitter on Tuesday, marked an official stamp of approval on a term that has become increasingly common as non-binary identities become more visible than ever."

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“If you care about literacy and the correct and accurate use of language, then this president has got to be driving you crazy, regardless of your political point of view.” -- @BryanAGarner

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"The press has a vital, even unparalleled role in truth-telling and democratic governance. ... But we need to stop relying on journalism to serve as a rough proxy for the justice system. It is bad for journalism and bad for justice."

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"By knocking many women in their prime earning years from the work force, the growing strain from care is weighing down the American economy."

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“They spent an hour and a half there and were relieved to get out,” Vermont prosecutor @SarahFairVT says. “So let’s imagine how this might impact somebody who is there for six months or a year.”

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"In the days since the El Paso shooting, we have seen more Latino journalists writing and appearing on television. That’s progress.bBut it took a massacre," writes @lourdesgnavarro.

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"Trying to save local journalism can sadly break hearts."

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Quoted @nbj914

Today is an extremely difficult day, the worst day—and I’m heart-broken and devastated. We learned this morning, without any warning, that our primary funder is cutting off all charitable giving and that our board is shutting down @PacificStand, effective next Friday.

😮😢

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"The same intentional, strategic approach many news outlets have embraced to transform themselves into digital-first operations must also be used to address issues of diversity." -- @lasharahb

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"Just as there was in the 1950s and 1960s while covering civil rights, or today in covering the climate crisis, there actually is a right or wrong side on the matter of controlling rampant gun violence."

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As a manager, "if you’re doing your job well, sooner or later someone isn’t going to like you." -- @AskAManager #facts

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If you set up a Google alert for your name, as I did years ago, you might be pleasantly surprised. #copyeditors

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