Category: Features

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.

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What Sex Working Journalists Know About Labor, Money, and Power in Media

Stories on Stormy Daniels, OnlyFans, and SESTA/FOSTA brought about major shifts in how journalism engages with sex work — and put sex working journalists at the helm of the narrative.

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Can Digital Media About Feminism Actually be Feminist?

We've proven feminist media can be marketable. But is it possible for media to be (actually) feminist?

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How Long Can Music Journalism Stay Segregated? 

As the music journalism industry itself shrinks with the media industry at large, gestures at post-racial universality have in many ways entrenched white power in the music press.

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Who Gets to Investigate? How Reporters of Color are Shut Out of Investigative Journalism

If investigative journalism keeps those in power accountable, then to whom is the media responding by restricting access to journalists of color?

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How The Indian Government Is Silencing Journalists

Protests and a public health crisis have opened up a new chapter in a long fight for press freedom in India.

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Would You Like A Cup Of Tea With Your Government Accountability?

How one tea stall in northern India is teaching rural communities about a law that lets them get information from the authorities.

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The COVID Reporters Are Not Okay. Extremely Not Okay.

An underprepared industry is losing a generation of journalists to despair, trauma, and moral injury as they cover the story of a lifetime.

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A Canal Street Media Scene Report, Filed From Los Angeles

Intrepid reporter Eliza Wallace goes down the rabbit hole of conflict within the DIY media ecosystem in New York’s Dimes Square.

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Who Really Broke the Discourse?

Online moderation has a long history, and the predominant model today — reactive deletion of posts — is not the only one that works.