Journalism / Editors’ Picks Filter
  1. Why We Need a Working-Class Media

    Journalists frequently write about the working class, but is anyone writing for them? Because “[e]conomic hardship does not mean the absence of joy, love, pleasure, duty, care,” and stories — and representation! — are powerful.

    Journalism
  2. Reasons to be Cheerful

    Reasons to be Cheerful is an editorial project dedicated to “stories of hope, rooted in evidence.” A project spearheaded by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame, Reasons to be Cheerful reports stories that “balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope.”

    Commentary
  3. Belt Magazine

    As more and more national magazines and website consolidate into big media groups, regional journalists are keeping the investigative and creative fires stoked — like Belt, “a digital publication by and for the Rust Belt and greater Midwest.”

    Journalism
  4. Bundyville: The Remnant

    Bundyville is a podcast from Longreads, in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Season two explores the world beyond the Bundy family and the armed uprisings they inspired. The series scrutinizes extremist violence that has made headlines in recent years, and how those events share ideas with the anti-government movement.

    Commentary
  5. Truthout

    Truthout is a nonprofit dedicated to independent news and commentary that reveals “systemic injustice while providing a platform for transformative ideas, investigative reporting, and progressive analysis.”

    Commentary
  6. The GroundTruth Project

    The GroundTruth Project is a nonprofit news organization focused on supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. One of its initiatives, Report for America, places promising reporters into local news outlets around the country.

    Journalism
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  7. Type Investigations

    Type Investigations, formerly known as The Investigative Fund, incubates high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. On the site, you’ll read longform journalism published in partnership with media outlets.

    Essay
  8. To The Class of 2019

    Hilde Lysiak, the 12-year-old writer and publisher of the Orange Street News and one of the people on our 2019 “Anything is Possible” list, shares hard-won journalism advice in a commencement speech to the graduating class of the Reed School of Media.

    Journalism
  9. Poynter

    The Poynter Institute is a global leader and resource in journalism and “champions freedom of expression, civil dialogue, and compelling journalism that helps citizens participate in healthy democracies.”

    Journalism
  10. 5280 Magazine

    Denver, Colorado, is 5,280 feet above sea level. 5280 is the city’s local guide and magazine for high-quality journalism.

    Culture
  11. Columbine, 20 Years Later

    Was it possible, we wondered, that Columbine, that seminal moment in American history, had taught us nothing?” A special issue at 5280 covers the community of Columbine, Colorado, 20 years after the Columbine High School shooting.

    Commentary
  12. Alta

    Alta publishes writing on the issues, culture, personalities, politics, lifestyle, and history of California and the West.

    Culture
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  13. For the Record

    At Columbia Journalism Review, 18 journalists share how — or whether — they use tape recorders during interviews.

    Authors
  14. Matthew Bremner: Journalist

    From Vice to Men’s Journal and more, read the work of Scottish journalist Matthew Bremner at his personal site.

    Journalism
  15. “I know so many of them are fighting very hard to be heard. I hope they keep fighting. I hope they never give up. I believe there will be a day when all girls have the same freedom that I have. I just hope that day comes soon.”

    Inspiration