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On the Job

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Embedding with a homeless family

Joe Amon of The Denver Post talks about his experience

Every morning, Peggy Monroe scours the skin of her six children for bedbugs. When she finds one, she pinches... More

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Gun Crisis Reporting Project uncovers despair

The Philadelphia-based nonprofit provides a behind-the-scenes look at gun-assisted crime

It’s just before midnight on a warm summer monday when photographer Joe “Kaz” Kaczmarek gets word of a double... More

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Bedrooms of the fallen

Preserved by their families as memorials to loved ones lost

Ashley Gilbertson has made a small ceremony of stopping for a cup of coffee and a cigarette on his... More

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Deported lives

  Every year, the United States deports hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants back to Mexico. Since 2008, David... More

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A simpler life

When photographer Claire Martin first heard about Faerieland, a sanctuary close to the eastern Australian coast for gay men... More

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Walkabout

Paul Salopek is going for a walk. He set out in Ethiopia at the beginning of 2013. If all... More

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The outsider

Catch Stacy Kranitz on a summer night and there's a good chance she's sleeping in her car somewhere in... More

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Boomdocks

Independent radio producer Todd Melby lives more than 600 miles from his wife and kids in a basement in... More

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Strong finish

Shortly before 3pm on April 15, Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes was in the home stretch of his seventh... More

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Tight shots

Michael Kamber's new book, Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq, is a vital record of a conflict... More

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Made in America

Portraits of American workers

You could call Carl Corey's work derivative, and mean no disrespect. His current project, "Blue: A Portrait of the American... More

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You’ve got shale!

Brian Cohen and the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

The story of Janet McIntyre, the woman in the photo above, embodies many of the reasons why Brian Cohen... More

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Esprit de corpse

What it’s like to be embedded—on a movie set

With an explosion of light, the screaming starts. . . . This place is wrecked—an entire ballroom flopped on its head. In the... More

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Murder Inc.

A crime-news website tells the story of every DC homicide

Laura Norton Amico spent the summer trying to find a newsroom in Washington, DC, to take over Homicide Watch,... More

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Boy on the bus

Kid reporters hit the campaign trail

Z ach Dalzell is 13 and covering his first presidential campaign. You might think that his observations on the political... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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