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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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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

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An unflinching witness

Long Island native Marie Colvin spent her career chronicling the horrors of war and oppression, from Sri Lanka to Syria. She wanted the world to see what she saw.

Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria on February 22, represents a great deal that is excellent about the... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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