This week in journalism, Sept. 14, 2016

  Hi, friends. I hope September is treating you well, so far. As I type this, I'm listening to Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (AKA the greatest album of the decade so far and possibly of all time?! Probably!) so I'm having a great day. Anyway, here's what I read this week -- apologies for …

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This week in journalism, Sept. 7, 2016

A few weeks ago I started following the perennial Wesley Snipes on Twitter. He tweets delightful, uplifting stuff like that lovely message above. Thank you, Blade. Anyway, here are my favorite stories I read this week. "Meet the parents who won't let their children study literature" by Steven Pearlstein for The Washington Post, 9/2/16: Many parents …

Hollywood’s Gender Problem, The Women Changing The Game

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay at an event hosted by Vanity Fair. Via Flickr. Unlicensed. Not-so-breaking news: Hollywood has a woman problem. Whether it's behind the scenes or in front of the camera, the underrepresentation of women in Hollywood still persists in 2015. The Women's Media Center released a study "The Study of Women in the U.S. …