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China's Few Investigative Journalists Face Increasing Challenges

In China, a country where all media are nominally owned by the state, the government invests vast amounts of money and labor into controlling information.<p>Having any investigative journalists at all is no mean feat.<p>But in Hunan, the journalism can be as spicy as the chili pepper-laden cuisine for …

China

What it’s like to live and report in Russia in the Trump era

Working in Russia has always been tricky for U.S. journalists, regardless of the political climate.<p>The Washington Post’s Moscow bureau chief, David Filipov, and correspondent Andrew Roth shared their thoughts on the daily pressures of reporting in Moscow and beyond in an Ask Me Anything question …

Russia

The free press is in really bad shape around the world. A new report says populism is to blame.

Reporters are under siege around the world, even in countries once celebrated as free-press bastions.<p>That is the message of a new report from Reporters Without Borders. Each year, the organization surveys the journalism landscape worldwide. Each country is assigned a ranking based on several …

Journalism

Q&A: The amateur spies and analog story behind the Snowden leak

<b>The US government was rocked</b> in 2013 by a series of stories detailing the extent of the surveillance state. Edward Snowden, an NSA contractor who was …

Reports about torture of gays in Chechnya produce no investigation, just threats against journalists

MOSCOW — Chechen state television promised over the weekend to produce a tell-all investigation into reports on the torture of gay men in that …

Russia

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Here are the stories we loved this week.</i><p><i>Rachel Aviv | The New Yorker | Jan 16, 2017 | 45 minutes (11,296 words)</i><p>A profile of Albert Woodfox, a man …

David Bowie

What's Driving Fake News Is an Increase in Political Tribalism

There are many factors behind the rise of so-called “fake news,” whether it’s stories filled with hyper-inflated rumor and innuendo, or actual hoaxes …

Social Media

Study: What Was The Impact Of The Iconic Photo Of The Syrian Boy?

<i>Editor's Note: The photos in this story may be distressing to some viewers.</i><p>More than one year later, the photo that woke up the world to the Syrian refugee crisis remains indelible: three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying face down on a sandy beach in Turkey. The Syrian boy's lifeless body had washed …

War

3 Products For A Flat Stomach That You Can Buy At The Drugstore

Getting bikini body-ready for the summer just got ten times easier, of course, with the help of your friends from SHEfinds. We have identified three …

The Divided States: Trump's inauguration and how democracy has failed

Donald Trump and his demonisation of minorities are not the exception in US history – they are its logical conclusion. Pankaj Mishra examines the dream of the multiracial democracy, and America’s failure to realise it<p>Never in human history have so many diverse peoples lived together as in our time. …

Political Science

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Infographics

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more productive year.<p>1. "It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know."</i> …

Motivation

Trump berated a CNN reporter, and fellow journalists missed an opportunity

<b>The most confrontational moment</b> of Donald Trump’s first press conference in 168 days featured the President-elect pointing his finger at a CNN …

Donald Trump

Why the media's Trump dossier coverage is suicidal

The media is sinking to Donald Trump's level.<p>Reeling from their inability to stop his election, envious of his power to make people believe his most …

Donald Trump

How Will the Media Fight the Right’s Weaponization of ‘Fake News’?

The media, reeling from Donald Trump’s false and aggressive charge of CNN as a purveyor of ‘fake news,’ finds itself on the defensive about its role …

40 things I learned about the writing craft in 40 years

This is the first piece I have published since my official retirement from Poynter on New Year’s Eve. I have lots of work ahead of me, but it has …

How to Stop Worrying About Everything

This article originally appeared on Health<p><b>Q: How can I stop worrying about everything?</b><p>Sorry to sound like a downer, but you can't completely stop …

New York City

21 Easy, Healthy Cooking Tips For Lazy People

Lazy chefs, rejoice.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The best journalism of 2016

<b>I’m a sucker for cynicism</b> like the rest of us. But don’t let the Grinch make you forget that journalism did some good in 2016. Here’s a sampling of …

Journalism