Author Archives: Joe Grimm

About Joe Grimm

Joe Grimm has been visiting editor in residence in the Michigan State University School of Journalism since 2008. He teaches courses in reporting, editing, career branding and is editor of a series of books called Bias Busters.

Transgender survey is most complete ever

We now know more about transgender people than we ever have. On Dec. 8, 2016, the National Center for Transgender Equality reported results from its survey of nearly 28,000 trans and nonbinary people. The U.S. Trans Survey report runs to … Continue reading

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Read this new guide before you vote

In time for the 2016 presidential election, “100 Questions and Answers About Immigrants to the U.S.” contains accurate information about dozens of questions and issues that have been raised during the campaign. The goal is to give readers a starting … Continue reading

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Out soon: “100 Questions and Answers About Immigrants to the U.S.”

In time for the last few months of the 2016 presidential campaign, the Bias Busters series will have a guide that uses research and information you can count on to answer some of the many questions that have been flying … Continue reading

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Ramadan covers Northern Hemisphere’s longest days of 2016

In 2016, the Muslim holy month of Ranmadan covers the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Why does that matter? It makes Ramadan challenging because observant Muslims will observe strict fasting from sunup to sundown. At this … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Rachele Kanigel, associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, for the launch of a new diversity style guide for journalists. The guide is filled with contemporary definitions and is well organized, listing terms alphabetically and by … Continue reading

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Thanks to Rabbi Jason Miller

We are so pleased with Rabbi Jason Miller’s Passover review of “100 Questions and Answers About American Jews” that appeared on The Huffington Post. In three words: He gets us. Part of what he wrote: “For many years — even … Continue reading

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Guide to American Jews includes guide to Jewish holidays

The Bias Busters series grows to 10 guides with “100 Questions and Answers About American Jews.” this guide is the second in our stream of guides about religions, joining “100 Questions and Answers About Muslim Americans.” The guide about American … Continue reading

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Easy way to learn a complicated story

In the Bias Busters series, we try to answer the natural questions that people have about each other. Some questions seem simple, some clearly are not. Now, we con sider making videos to tell stories about some of the most … Continue reading

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African Americans guide is available

By Joe Grimm “100 Questions and Answers About African Americans” is out and available in print and digital formats. Michigan State university students created this guide against the backdrop of protests about racial equity on our campus and dozens of … Continue reading

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Coming for Black History Month

Our next guide, “100 Questions and Answers About African Americans,” is in the proofing stage and we are working to get it out for Black History Month. The guide was written in the fall semester as racial demonstrations occurred in … Continue reading

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