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Outing the NYT Ed Koch Obit

Ed Koch Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York City, has died. He was 88. The only time I ever met him was at a press conference in the late 1980s. I was an undergrad at New York University studying journalism. He was there to answer questions from the student press. I...

Are You Gay?

“Are You Gay?” is the latest NLGJA tip sheet on LGBT coverage. From the introduction: When is it appropriate to ask a subject to disclose his/her sexual orientation for a story? Is it ever? Spring 2012, a New York judge ruled it wasn’t defamatory to call...

R.I.P. Whitney Houston

If you’re old enough to remember the 1980s, then there is no question that you often heard Whitney Houston’s voice emanating from radios worldwide. Only a handful of solo artists in the past few decades could claim to be in her league at the height of her...