OK, Seriously: Teen Vogue‘s Complicated Political Transformation

“The anxieties that Teen Vogue seems to awaken in the general public have proved to be analogous to how America sees teen girls, so frequently flattened into either Greta Thunberg–like saviors or overly woke children who need to be saved.”

Author: Clio Chang
Published: Sep 13, 2021
Length: 25 minutes (6,328 words)

‘Our fates are going to be the same.’

They won the Alaska newspaper giveaway. Then the pandemic arrived.

Published: Feb 23, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,211 words)

Thread Man

“Seth Abramson’s viral meta-journalism unreality.”

Author: Lyz Lenz
Published: Feb 11, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,686 words)

The Doctor vs. #MeToo

“How an HIV specialist in Germany is using media law to erase reporting of sexual abuse allegations against him.”

Published: Jan 19, 2021
Length: 25 minutes (6,432 words)

Apocalypse Then and Now

“Indigenous experiences and perspectives challenge the notion that a press corps equipped with notepads and recorders can capture the whole truth.”

Published: Nov 25, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,906 words)

The Substackerati

“Did a newsletter company create a more equitable media system—or replicate the flaws of the old one?”

Author: Clio Chang
Published: Nov 16, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,003 words)

Fag Rag: The ’70s Paper Of Gay Political Revolution

Fag Rag wasn’t an idealistic publication; it didn’t suggest that a gay utopia was possible or even desirable. Instead, it pushed for a political revolution that wouldn’t come at the expense of other marginalized groups.”

Published: Sep 11, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,608 words)

How a Global Crisis Turns Into a Personal Crisis

“Moral injury can be triggered by committing, witnessing, or failing to prevent an act that violates one’s personal ethical code.” With journalists covering Covid-19 deaths and state violence against protestors around the clock, how do they avoid long-term impact?

Published: Jul 27, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,780 words)

Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook

“The company controls the communications and informational intake of more than two and a half billion people. It can feel impossible to comprehend its total influence—or to overstate its impact on journalism.” Jacob Silverman talks to over a dozen journalists in an attempt to understand what it’s like to cover Facebook.

Published: Jul 1, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,730 words)

The Story Has Gotten Away from Us

“Six months of life and death in America.”

Published: Jun 3, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,600 words)