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Thursday, October 17

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

Here are the highlights:

  1. We asked WashPo, NYT about op-eds they published by authoritarian leaders
    After bloodshed in Syria, a discussion about who gets a platform.
     
  2. An honest interview about reporting on opioid addiction and getting close to subjects
    Beth Macy on her book Dopesick, which features a woman who was later found murdered.
     
  3. India had its first ‘WhatsApp election.’ We have a million messages from it
    We used the country's election as a case study to explore political manipulation in closed messaging groups.
     
  4. Covering immigration in a private contractor’s world
    How government agencies dodge public-records requests.
     
  5. An MSNBC anchor takes a risk
    Chris Hayes and the monologue that shook the media world.
     
  6. A reporter's startling discovery about a popular vaping brand
    "I think that vaping in the media is ultimately less correct than it could be."
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