The new Ida B. Wells fellowship is calling all investigative reporters of color. "A new investigative fellowship will award $10,000 to 4 journalists of color," elaborates Poynter's Kristen Hare. "Incredible opportunity right here," points out Cristela Guerra at the Boston Globe. Hurry, the deadline is April 18! Now for the "bad news bears" portion of this section: Layoffs are under way at the International Business Times, despite previous assurances to the contrary. "So this guy is, to put it politely, a lying sack of shit," concludes ZDNet's Ed Bott in a manner decidedly less than polite. "A significant number of the journalists that IBT laid off today are people of color," observes Capital New York's Peter Sterne, in the process of reporting that IBT Media's top editor will leave, too.
At Slate, Leon Neyfakh is out to champion something completely different: the New York Times trend piece. Or really, just trend pieces in general. "The first time I read this, I assumed it was parody. I read it again, still wasn't sure. After the 3rd time, I wept," admits Meredith Bennett-Smith at Mic, which happened to be the focus of one of the latest millennial trend posts. New NY Times hire Amanda Hess quotes from the piece, "'My counterargument to all this is: Sure, fine, probably—but really, who gives a shit?' <3 thanks @leoncrawl."
And yes, everyone is still talking about Jeff Bezos's suggestion to remove all the vowels from Washington Post stories.