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Reports

Pirate Radio, Mayan Style

Indigenous stations want to come in from the cold

hen you get to Sumpango, in the central highlands of Guatemala, you won’t be able to find Radio Ixchel... More

Life Near the Center of the Story

Istanbul is the ‘It’ location for enterprising freelance journalists

ast summer, my wife became NPR’s correspondent in Baghdad. I couldn’t join her there, so we decided I’d move... More

How to Cover the Money Race

A Q&A with money-and-politics expert Dave Levinthal

If 2010’s $3.6 billion midterm elections are any gauge, reporters tasked with following the money in campaign 2012 face a... More

The Smith Rules

Sam Smith covers the Chicago Bulls—for the Bulls

am Smith says he’s living out the “ultimate journalistic fantasy” after leaving the news business. The former Chicago Tribune... More

The Family Owner Rises Again

A tradition of hewing to basics pays off

he Seaton family had spent four generations weaving a daisy chain of newspapers across the small towns of the... More

Hiding the Real Africa

Why NGOs prefer bad news

nd now for some good news out of Africa. Poverty rates throughout the continent have been falling steadily and... More

Sunrise on the Nile

Egypt’s news media enter a new era

s Egyptians tried to shake loose nearly thirty years of darkness, the Egyptian press stumbled toward the sunlight, too. The... More

Mark Cuban’s Business Model

A media maverick on the news industry

ark Cuban is well known as the brash, combative owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team, the guy who... More

Spain’s Not-So-Free Press

Long-promised freedom-of-information legislation stalls

sk Spaniards if they have a free press and most will answer yes. After all, since Francisco Franco died in... More

New Media Tips from Jacob Riis

A nineteenth-century journalist for a twenty-first-century world

n 1878, Jacob Riis, a police reporter for the New York Tribune, stepped out of his office and into the... More

The Pornography Trap

How not to write about rape

n the Spring of 2009, a reporter for the Associated Press published a news feature about rape in the Democratic... More

Disclose This

The press should treat big tech companies like Big Pharma

n August 9, Google and Verizon announced an alliance in which Google, the champion of the free, open Internet, would... More

Tabbed Out

A key has lost its place

n his heyday, he was the zelig of late-twentieth-century journalism, present for every watershed event that appeared in print: Watergate,... More

A Faustian Bargain

Slideshows are the scourge, and the savior, of online journalism

n May 2009, Thebigmoney.com was shouting into the void. Slate’s business site was eight months old, but it was still... More

Serious Fun With Numbers

We’re drowning in data, but few reporters know how to use them

he story was already great, even before Daniel Gilbert opened his first spreadsheet. Thousands of citizens in the southern Virginia... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


The shirt on your back

How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? We trace the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry in video, words and pictures

Anxious royalist

Fantastic letter in The Times

Coming out as a porn star

How do you tell your family and friends?

The truth about Google X

A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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