Monthly Archives: January 2018

Miracles: Handle with care

“If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” That jarring statement used to hang in Chicago’s famed City News Bureau as an admonishment to reporters. In the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago journalism, it simply meant to verify all … Continue reading

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Civilization and graphic design

    This graphic represents not only one of my favorite quotes, but also what you can create in five minutes on a website called canva.com. It’s kind of a layman’s substitute for PhotoShop and InDesign. Not nearly as versatile … Continue reading

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Build trust through the reporting process

Reporting stories from project sites can be a wonderful trust builder among organizations and their prayer and financial partners. This requires care, because it’s just as easy to violate that trust if the people you interview or photograph are surprised … Continue reading

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How to remove geotags from cellphone photos

Photos from sensitive places pose a challenge in telling stories. While conversations often center on creative ways to shoot a photo, or how to obscure someone‚Äôs face or location, one important factor tends to be neglected. Digital photos have invisible … Continue reading

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