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  • How Pamela Colloff became the best damn writer in Texas
    Unemployed college graduate Pamela Colloff and her friend Margaret Brown in 1994 set off from New York on a road trip in a rusty Volvo with no real destination in mind. They were broke and wanted to l… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Platforms and publishers: No sign of retreat
    Despite publishers’ disillusionment with low financial returns, there is no sign of them retreating from publishing material directly onto Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and other distribution platform… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Dramatic Washington Post slogan recalls another era for newspapers
    The Washington Post’s new slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness” might sound like something pulled from the banner of Clark Kent’s Daily Planet, and it is certainly getting its share of eye-rolls and rib… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Here’s what non-fake news looks like
    Journalists literally “make” news. They do not find it. They do not publish transcripts of reality. Even in their best efforts, they would not provide a copy of reality, but reality in a frame, realit… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • ‘It does not feel like transparency’: Atlanta dumps 1.47 million pages of public records
    IN A SURREAL SCENE near the end of Black Orpheus, the title character seeks his lost love, Eurydice, in a government building at night. Orpheus sees a janitor pushing a broom toward him from the other… (Click on article title to continue reading)