How an HIV specialist in Germany is using media law to erase reporting of sexual abuse allegations against him.
Editor’s Roundtable: All Things Being Unequal (Podcast)
Longreads editors discuss stories in The Cut, Columbia Review of Journalism, The New York Times, and Pacific Standard.
The Scoops of an 8-Year-Old Reporter
For 8-year-old Hilde Lysiak, journalism runs in the family.
Pseudonyms, Sources, and Jon Krakauer’s ‘Missoula’
Only one of the rape victims in Krakauer’s book, “Cecilia Washburn,” is identified with a pseudonym. “And I didn’t interview her,” Krakauer said. (Krakauer says he discussed the possibility of an interview with Washburn’s attorney multiple times, but she replied each time that her client likely would not consent to an interview.) The rest of […]
Covering the ‘Black Twitter’ Beat
Asking how am I going to cover Black Twitter is like asking how I’m going to cover American culture. I’m never going to get all of it, but I’m going to pull what I find interesting. —Dexter Thomas, as interviewed by Chava Gourarie in the Columbia Journalism Review. Earlier this week the Los Angeles Times hired Dexter […]
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