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On the Job

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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

 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.

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

A World of Trouble

Who’s a journalist? In today’s war zones, the answer matters.

n November 2008, the Pakistani army launched its first major offensive against militants in the tribal areas of the country.... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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