Recent Stories


In China, Legal Affairs Reporting Is Not Just a Beat

Covering courts in China is perilous, but rule of law is the only option for a better future


Independent Journalism Finds its Voice in Egypt

Amidst a challenging political and economic environment, young Egyptian reporters are developing innovative journalism and business models


How to Deter Doxxing

Newsroom strategies to prevent the harassment that follows the public posting of home addresses, phone numbers and journalists’ other personal information

Architecture Criticism: Dead or Alive?

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin explains why the dynamic, tumultuous process of creative disruption should not be mistaken for permanent dissolution

What APIs Can Do for News

How application programming interfaces (APIs) transformed internal operations at NPR, the Times, and The Guardian—and how they could still help create a more open ecosystem for news


Asking Soldiers What It Means to Take a Life

Former Time Magazine correspondent Phil Zabriskie, author of the Kindle Single “The Kill Switch,” on why he chose to look at what it means to kill in combat and how it affects servicemen when they return home


How Netflix Flipped the Script on Television’s Disruption

In “Television Is the New Television,” media critic Michael Wolff argues TV is disrupting the Internet much more than the other way around

From the Curator

Risky, Important Conversations About Diversity in Our Newsrooms

When it comes to issues of race and reporting, soul-searching by journalists is imperative

Cover Story: Race and Reporting

Confronting Racism in the Age of Obama

After America elected its first black president, an African-American newspaper columnist found himself forced to defend his work