As a journalist and teacher, I have spent my life trying to hold the powerful accountable. I troubleshoot media problems in challenging environments, helping people develop their own versions of journalism and democracy.
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—January 2018 What is the truth about journalism? Journalism is always a bit of a mess. People’s memories are usually flawed. Eyewitnesses differ about the same event. The moment a story passes from one person to the next, it changes. This is only human. And then...
Journalism has never been as easy as it looks. One day in 1940s, Los Angeles newspaper reporters were riveted by a report that came crackling over the police radio. A headless torso had just been found outside the city, in a gravel pit! Competing reporters from the...
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