Masthead winter 2017 issue

Yes, Virginia, it's another issue of Masthead. As you scramble to fill extra pages and meet early holiday deadlines, we hope you'll find a few minutes to give it a look.
If you haven't heard of The Conversation, or have not considered using their stuff, then check out the Q&A with Joel Abrams, manager of media outreach for The Conversation US. In it, he discusses how The Conversation is working to build trust between journalists, academics and the public and how news organizations and opinion journalists can make use of this resource.
We also recap a lively EdWrite discussion of "history's most reprinted editorial" and other holiday standbys editors turn to this time of year. And finally, we've collected a few "they told us so" tidbits from past State Department briefings in a quick trip through the archives.
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