Top Stories

Thursday, May 21

Our most popular stories this week, along with editors' picks:

Here are the highlights:

  1. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and covering Black deaths
    Journalists cannot serve Black Americans by taking our cues from social media. 
  2. Ronan Farrow, Ben Smith, and the problem of superstar journalism
    When we deem a reporter unassailable, it's no wonder they may not live up to the hype. 
  3. How the Washington Examiner became a traffic monster
    Hugo Gurdon's singular obsession with traffic numbers comes, some say, at the expense of a healthy work environment.
  4. What happened when Jerry Falwell Jr. took on journalism over COVID-19
    "Falwell is using the law to wage a political war against the media." 
  5. Covering anti-lockdown protests: "Time, distance, and shielding" 
    Make a plan, and then a back-up plan.
  6. The feedback loop of Trump's magic medicine
    How Trump's hydroxychloroquine fixation is another show of symbiosis between the president and right-wing media.
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