Associated Press

Holding Businesses Accountable

By June 30, 2016

AP correspondent Margie Mason was reporting another story in Jakarta, Indonesia when her source asked why she wasn’t looking into the hundreds and hundreds of men enslaved in the Southeast Asian fishing industry. She knew about this. It was … Read more

News is a Public Good

By Books April 7, 2016

“There have never been as many information producers as there are today. Paradoxically, the media have never been in worse shape,” economics professor Julia Cagé writes in her book “Saving the Media: Capitalism, Crowdfunding, and Democracy,” published by … Read more

Fifty Years of FOIA

By Watchdog January 12, 2016

Dave Philipps was well acquainted with the plight of troubled veterans when he heard about a soldier in the El Paso County jail two years ago. As a reporter at The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, Philipps had written extensively about … Read more

A Day When Nothing Dramatic Happened

By April 7, 2014

Our Nieman class, arriving in the fall of 2006, had a contingent of journalists who came to leafy, placid Cambridge from covering Iraq and Afghanistan. For them, the year was in large part about getting distance from war. Not having … Read more