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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Alta

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

    Culture
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  11. Matthew Bremner: Journalist

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

    Journalism
  12. Tim Harford: The Undercover Economist

    Economist and journalist Tim Harford blends insights on technology, business, and, economic history into accessible and engaging posts on a wide range of topics, from inequality to social media.

    Business
  13. Popula

    Popula, part of the Civil network, is “a journalist-owned, journalist-run, ad-free publication with nobody to answer to, except you.” Browse their growing archives for fresh, timely writing and art.

    Art
  14. Columbia Journalism Review

    Columbia Journalism Review is a respected voice on press criticism. It offers analysis and reporting for journalists and professionals in communications, tech, academia, and other fields.

    Academia
  15. Strange Behaviors

    Science writer Richard Conniff has collected tarantulas in the Amazon, tracked leopards in the Namibian desert, and trekked through the Himalayas of Bhutan in pursuit of tigers.  

    Animals