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News Reporting

For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.27.2014 | Media
Andrew Lam

The recent beheading of freelance journalist James Foley (pictured above) by militants from the Islamic State highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.

The Future Looks Bleak

Richard Brand | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Richard Brand

What is the common center? What are the shared and agreed upon building blocks for our common life together. They used to be a common education. They used to be an agreement with the findings of science. They used to be an agreement that hard, honest, consistent work would bring a respectable standard of living.

The Intersection of News and Social Conversation

Sam Fiorella | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media
Sam Fiorella

"You know who's the all-time champion here? Jake Tapper. His Twitter stream is a crazy mix of scoops and sports scores and good reads from the competition, with the occasional picture of a lost dog (Twitter's version of service journalism?)."

Fish Don't Rebel (So We Should)

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

We're hard wired by evolution to respond to the most immediate threats (secret police and Tsunamis), not the broad long-term challenges such as climate disruption, population, consumption and loss of biodiversity.