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  1. How Independent Russian Newsrooms Keep Reporting

    By Features November 3, 2017

    In March Elena Milashina, a reporter for Russia’s leading independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, was tipped off by a source about the suspicious death of a man in Chechnya. Through her reporting, Milashina, who had been covering Chechnya for more than a decade, learned that … Read more

  2. Djinns in the Newsroom

    By Sounding June 16, 2017

    My grandmother was well known for telling extraordinary tales. One in particular has stuck with me since the summer I was dispatched alone to her in Delhi. At the time I was living in Kuwait where my father had found … Read more

  3. How News Flows on Social Media

    By Books May 16, 2017

    Zeynep Tufekci is a scholar of social movements and the technologies on which they rely. In “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest,” published May 16 by Yale University Press, she … Read more

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Crowdfunding the News

    By September 26, 2016

    On June 25, 2013, Texas state Senator Wendy Davis spent nearly 11 hours on the chamber floor filibustering a bill that would have restricted access to abortion in her state. The speech drew the national eye to … Read more