‘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)

The Heat Reporter

What you see in the aftermath of California’s fires.

Published: Mar 25, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,690 words)