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Recent Stories

Interviews
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Jane Drinkard calls Laura Mayer, the brain behind “Shameless Acquisition Target,” to talk about podcasts, burnout, ambition, and betting on yourself as a freelancer.

Guides
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Anna Furman on covering abortion rights with precision, accuracy, and humanity.

Interviews
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Writer Vaughn Stafford Gray talks getting organized and asking for higher pay.

Interviews
Q+A with Shani Komulainen, photojournalist

Komulainen didn’t set out to photograph land defense struggles, but after selling her first freelance photojournalism pitch to the Montreal Gazette, her path was set.

Features
How Legacy Media Leverage Transphobia To Sell Clicks, Not Journalism

Following Emily Bazelon’s New York Times Magazine dud, Study Hall reviews the signs and symptoms of dog whistle reporting on trans communities.

Interviews
The Big Idea with Zach St. George

Something as quotidian as a local gardening column can end up being an accidental diary of a global catastrophe in the making. 

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