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The Power in Sports

By Sounding April 20, 2017

Two years ago, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gave me the reporting opportunity of a lifetime—go to the Dominican Republic and Cuba to write about the dynamics of the baseball culture on each island. In Cuba, I would also report on the … Read more

Flagging Fake News

By Features April 14, 2017

The Trust Project Based at California’s Santa Clara University, The Trust Project is led by journalist Sally Lehrman, who conceived the effort with Google News executive Richard Gingras in 2014. Their idea: to develop digital tools and strategies to signal trustworthiness and ethical standards in reporting—for … Read more

Can News Literacy Be Taught?

By Features April 14, 2017

In the run-up to last year’s presidential election, Kennady Wade found herself challenging her peers on the “fake news” they posted on social media, like links to obscure conservative blogs that claimed Hillary Clinton was a money-laundering devotee of the … Read more

Covering Sexual Assault

By Features March 15, 2017

Louise doesn’t usually remember her dreams. But the day her father was to visit her at college, she woke up, remembering. She had been in the countryside in her dream, and there was a poisonous snake about to bite her … Read more