I am a storyteller, weaving together facts and details to illustrate the world as I learn about it. I am an educator and learner, fascinated by how people learn and what motivates them. My longtime passions are instilling curiosity in others, uncovering untold stories and connecting people to bui...
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the date of the event in the information box at the bottom. The event is Dec. 7.CINCINNATI -- Writer, poet and teacher Crystal Wilkinson grew up in central Kentucky with no indoor plumbing or running water.
The Poynter College Media Project training at Howard University in Washington, D.C., began as campus classes sometimes do: with a leaky ceiling and a change of plans. The original room reserved for the Friday afternoon and Saturday morning deep-dive into accountability journalism and civil discourse development was spacious, tech-ready and easily accessible. It was also in a residence hall where a second-floor shower had sprung a leak.
Next week I begin a year-long journey in spaces that are both comfortably familiar and completely foreign to me: college campuses. I decided to write this piece, and subsequent pieces, as part of a series about this journey because walking onto campuses to help lead a new journalism initiative at this time of year, and particularly at this time in our country, feels in turns exhilarating, important and daunting.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".