The past and future of America's black press.
I pitched a story about an influential Brazilian painting to NPR. After listening to a work sample, my editor had reservations: "I worry that show producers might not like your accent," he wrote.
There is something awkward about this kind of racial census taking — journalism is difficult and our media outlets, we like to think, are staffed by people who have the skills to get the job done. This is often the case. But it leaves a question unasked: How many people who have the skills to do this work never even get the opportunity to try?
These fiction-based theories, many of which are developed on Reddit, are a vibrant part of modern fandom, and journalists recognize the appeal, traffic value, and occasional narrative insights these theories provide.
Over the past year of #MeToo revelations, first-person accounts by women have been mostly filtered through reporting. The same is true now, yet men's credibility rests on their own words.
On September 4th, a writer at The Outline, a news startup founded in 2016 by Joshua Topolsky, posted that she and several of her colleagues had suddenly been laid off, leaving the site with no staff writers whatsoever. This was met by expressions of sympathy from others in the media, but also an element of disbelief.
Tucker Carlson is shouting when he tells me he isn't shouting. The barrage of his voice has been relentless throughout the interview.
As daily newspapers cut and slashed personnel through the Great Recession (or closed completely), they also reduced their coverage of local government and public affairs on their perimeters and in their urban cores.
Many large organizations have aggressive or tightly-managed public relations strategies. But not all companies are the subject of an international data scandal, and not all companies are traveling throughout the United States, forging relationships with journalists in each of those markets.
Newsrooms should remember that virtual reality is by no means a catch-all for connecting with viewers and motivating action. Even inside virtual worlds, content is king.
The only sure thing about covering North Korea is this: The lead is always clear, the second sentence isn't.
What the assassination of a Bangalore journalist says about media complacency in the face of Hindu nationalism’s violent rise in India.
The American media landscape, like the rest of the country, is being reshaped by the whims of the ultra-rich.
Since the 2016 presidential election, an increasingly familiar narrative has emerged concerning the unexpected victory of Donald Trump. Fake news, much of it produced by Russian sources, was amplified
It’s understandable that many newsrooms are grappling with the dividing line between reporting and opinion. But social-media rules requiring journalists to express no opinion at all aren’t going to solve that problem.
Inspired by a single investigative report in Florida, the Columbia Journalism Review requested lottery data from every state in the US. It was a jackpot.
The CNN political analyst's everyman style of punditry is agonizingly successful, but is the once-failed novelist oversimplifying things?
I contacted a number of journalists whose work I admire, and asked what it was like to be scooped. Some said that, like me, they’d managed to dodge a bullet. Others were not so lucky.
Quietly and without the fanfare of their robot cousins, the cyborgs are coming to journalism. And they’re going to win, because they can do things that neither people nor programs can do alone.
The general consensus: It’s the storytelling, stupid. Both the style and the substance. Each topic begs for savvy but conversational prose.