“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?
“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.
“Six months of life and death in America.”
What you see in the aftermath of California’s fires.
“What happened to the National Enquirer after it went all in for Trump?”
If we figure out how Tucker Carlson went from promising gonzo journalist to “shouty guy in the bow tie,” maybe we’ll figure out what happened to America.
Brendan Fitzgerald interviews Rita Dove on how she plans to approach her upcoming one-year stint as poetry editor at New York Times Magazine. Taking over for Terrance Hayes this summer, Dove has free rein to select a poem that will appear in the magazine each week, along with her short introduction. Dove is the fourth poet to hold the poetry editor position.
Before Gawker there was MORE, a scrappy magazine of media criticism that wanted to hold journalists feet to the flames: “It questioned the objectivity that the New York press had long held onto. And it ended up chronicling one of the most eventful and transformative decades in American journalism.”
An as-told-to account of what has to be one of the most emotionally challenging jobs in journalism: interviewing women enslaved by ISIS fighters, reporting on their experiences being repeatedly raped and having their lives threatened. Fearless New York Times writer Rukmini Callimachi talks to Elon Green.