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  1. The Big Issue

    The mission of The Big Issue is to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity, through self-help, social trading and business solutions.

    Journals & Magazines
  2. Too Close to Call

    “Across our 50 states we vote by mail, ranked-choice selection, provisionally, and by absentee— the fact we can know anything on election night is nothing short of a bureaucratic miracle. So the spectacle of election night television should be considered as just that: entertainment only loosely connected to determining the shift in political power.”

    Current Events
  3. You Don’t Have to Live in Public

    Austin Kleon on the need to gain a sense of ownership over our online lives: “Back [in 2013], the worst I felt social media did was waste your time. Now, the worst social media does is cripple democracy and ruin your soul.”

    Commentary
  4. Here’s How I Survived My First Week As An Unemployed Reporter

    Andrea Watson was a journalist at DNAinfo in Chicago — until suddenly there was no more DNAinfo. What’s next? More journalism. “I don’t know how to stop finding stories. Honestly, they find me. And when they do, I can’t turn my back on them.”

    Current Events
  5. Ashley Graham on New York’s Fall Fashion Issue

    “When does Ashley Graham get to achieve what she seems to want — that being, a model, full-stop, rather than a model with size qualifiers — and when might she get to do it in a straight-up fashion spread, without the mandate being to underline her sexuality?”

    Fashion
  6. The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump

    Teen Vogue, unlike Time or Newsweek, is drawing explicitly from a rich tradition of aggressive, opinionated, adversarial coverage of sexist white men.”

    Feminism
  7. How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism

    Journalist and independent-press advocate Josh Stearns offers a wide range of resources for readers looking for trustworthy media outlets in our post-truth, fake-news era.

    Current Events
  8. Parachute journalism and rural America’s revenge

    “Democrats and most of the mainstream media ignored what was happening in rural America until the morning after the election. And they ignored it at their own peril.” Post US-election, Truevine and Factory Man author Beth Macy writes about the forgotten citizens of rural America.

    Commentary
  9. The Story of Brexit, in the Style of Mideast Reporting

    “Radical Protestant separatists have rocked the European Union, voting to leave the federation that had tenuously unified Christians belonging to opposed sects.” What if we wrote about Brexit the same way we wrote about the Middle East?

    Commentary
  10. End of the Joke

    “I’ve officially become one of those people who is a killjoy. Who can’t get behind the joke because I’m positioned at the end of it. A 400lb person is almost me.” Rebecca takes control of her media consumption.

    Media
  11. An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees

    Dana Schwartz, an Observer journalist, writes to the newspaper publisher after Donald Trump — his father-in-law — shares a controversial (arguably anti-Semitic) tweet.

    Current Events
  12. An Open Letter to the Journalist Who Thinks I’m Lying

    Emily Eveland’s xoJane post about seeking revenge against her rapist went viral. Then came the social-media backlash questioning the authenticity of her narrative. This is her response.

    Abuse
  13. Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay The F*cking Writers

    “As I am wont to say, there’s nothing wrong with exposure for writers. It can be useful, provided it is on your terms. But also realize that hikers die from exposure, and writers can die from it, too.” Chuck Wendig has choice words for the Huffington Post.

    Media
  14. Taffy Brodesser-Akner

    Taffy Brodesser-Akner is an award-winning journalist who has written about everything from The Bachelor to the most haunted road in America. Her work appears in GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and beyond.

    Journalism
  15. Dear Media: I Am More Than Just Violence

    Billy-Ray Belcourt, a First Nations student at the University of Alberta, is tired of talking about violence: “This, however, is not an isolated incident: everyone wants me to talk about violence. It’s as if the story only makes sense if it’s about Indigenous suffering.”

    Identity