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Recent Stories

Interviews
Q+A: Melissa Munn, archivist of the prison press

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Interviews
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Nora Caplan-Bricker talks about redefining her beat, how pre-reporting shapes her journalism, and turning down assignments.

Essays
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In writing, the dastardly imposter syndrome often goes hand-in-hand with its bitch of a sister, gatekeeping.

Reports
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Reports
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Once owned by Warren Buffett, the Buffalo News and its union are facing a new owner, and a new fight.

Reports
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Digest
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Finding happy journalists on TikTok, a union win, media companies (not) doing the right thing, and more.

Opportunities
September 15, 2021
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Inverse, Inside Higher Ed, Vox, and more.

Digest
September 13, 2021
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Twitter is the worst thing that's ever happened to journalism and to journalists - what would it look like if we could stop using it? Also, a deeper look into the Guardian's hasty redaction of Judith Butler's thoughts on TERFs.

Opportunities
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Shondaland, Mic, The New Republic, and more.