Features

“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

Telling Indigenous Stories

By Features June 7, 2017

Cree woman Connie Oakes said she was innocent of the murder of Casey Armstrong. She said it when the police failed to produce fingerprints. She said it when they failed to produce DNA evidence. When the jury in the city … 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

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

The Israeli Press under Pressure

By Features February 27, 2017

Over the first few weeks of 2017, Israeli TV news viewers have been exposed to conversations Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held in recent years with Arnon Mozes, publisher of some of the biggest newspapers and websites in Israel, including … Read more