Author: Allegra Hobbs

Essays
Beep, Beep, Beep

A goodbye note from Study Hall staff writer Allegra Hobbs.

Reports
The Art of Writing Obituaries During a Plague

Obituaries are a singular journalistic format — and one that has had to change during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Essays
On Twitter, You Can Never Log Off

A year of pandemic-related misery has salted the earth of Media Twitter.

Essays
Door Knocking Fucking Sucks

Knocking on doors as a local reporter is anxiety-inducing, vulnerable, occasionally terrifying, and necessary.

Features
The Rise of the Messy Advice Column

Why has advice become a safe bet in an otherwise precarious media landscape?

Essays
It Happened to Me: I Was a Terrible Party Reporter

In the latest in our series of media memoirs, Allegra Hobbs reflects on being bad at a job you don’t like.

Essays
leavingnyc_draft1.docx

Study Hall staff writer Allegra Hobbs moved from New York City to Marfa, Texas, but her leaving NYC essay still needs some edits.

Reports
Breaking: New York Post lays off 5% of staff

The coronavirus-related cuts follow a round of layoffs in April in which 20 staffers lost their jobs.

Reports
The Problem With Using Cops as Sources

In the wake of widespread police violence against Black Lives Matter and police abolition protestors, local reporters are reexamining their reliance on cops as primary sources.

Essays
Twitter’s Blue-Check Mania

When conservatives aren't using Twitter's blue checks as a slur, they mean nothing at all.