Stories and criticism examining newsroom workplace practices and the people who are impacted by them.
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Freelancers shouldn’t have to report a story before pitching it
Not everyone has the time to devote to extensive (unpaid) background research.
Freelance writing done by young journalists is still labor
While it is true that younger journalists are less experienced, giving them a chance to start somewhere and be paid fairly should be normal.
What happens when an email from Condé Nast isn’t from Condé Nast?
Scammers have been impersonating Condé Nast editors.
Margaret Sullivan’s case for the outsider
If Sullivan’s case in “Newsroom Confidential” is any proof, insiders aren’t a lost cause either.
Misconceptions about Muslims have shaped the way I approach my journalism career — but I’m no longer overexplaining
In an effort to get a byline, I began to conform to expectations of what audiences would want to hear from me.
Mainstream newsrooms’ emphasis on “objectivity” continues to harm trans people — and that needs to change now
A commitment to appear objective while covering the social and legal fate of trans people often fails to communicate the severity of transphobic violence and results in further marginalizing trans journalists.
Student journalists just want their credit
Local and national reporters have based huge stories off the uncredited work of student publications.
Quantifying the I-Team opportunity gap
How having a yearlong fellowship helped me understand what it looks like when people want your story to succeed. Here’s a breakdown — and some hard numbers — on the cost of an investigation.