Features

The Ethics of Leaks

By Features July 6, 2017

When longtime investigative journalist David Cay Johnston received two pages of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return in the mailbox of his home in Rochester, New York in March, there were plenty of ways to trace who leaked it … Read more

“A mass shooting, only in slow motion”

By Features June 26, 2017

Terrence McCoy was rummaging through clips when he came across the story of Kimi Reylander. Reylander, 9, was shot and killed while visiting her great-grandfather’s home in Irondale, Alabama, a small town just east of Birmingham. The culprit? Her brother … Read more

Rethinking the White House Beat

By Features April 25, 2017

Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer, reporters on one of 2016’s most important news stories, the Panama Papers, recently issued a challenge in an essay published in The Guardian to their American colleagues covering President Donald Trump: … Read more

Flagging Fake News

By Features April 14, 2017

With reporting by Tamar Wilner 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 … 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 dubious stories they posted on social media, like links to obscure conservative blogs that claimed Hillary Clinton was a money-laundering devotee of the late … Read more