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The Future of Comments

By Features February 2, 2017

When many news websites were shutting down their comments sections, Alaska Dispatch News executive editor David Hulen was determined to keep his. Like every news site, ADN’s comments had problems, but Hulen had also seen the good that comments could … Read more

Democracy at the Dinner Table

By Sounding November 29, 2016

I often feel my job is to trick people into paying attention to the world around them. Beauty, light, and composition are my tools to draw one’s eye into the events and issues many would rather avoid. When I started … Read more

Accountability Journalism: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

By July 22, 2016

This article is based on the author’s book, “Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism,” being published in October 2016 by Harvard University Press. The path to The Washington Post’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into shootings by … 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

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