This morning, The New York Times published the fourth installment of The Outlaw Ocean —a wide-ranging investigation into murder, exploitation, criminal pollution of waterways, and illegal fishing across our tragedy-ridden commons: the high seas.
One can almost picture Tierney offering platitudes to undergraduates at Swarthmore as he scribbles dates and quotes on the whiteboard, asking “Can America return to victory?” But by whose measure, and for what cause, should the United States return to victory?
Most of us left because the economics of empathy —at least as expressed in the world of journalism— made it impossible to remain any longer.
I wanted to be more heart rate monitor, less tape recorder.
For the last two weeks, I’ve been in Vietnam reporting on the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The product of this trip will be apparent in the days and weeks to come, […]
In a terrible week for journalism, The New York Times has confirmed David Carr, the newspaper’s media critic, has died
An important review, by an unidentified author, in this week’s New York Review of Books, argues that ISIS’s resurgence cannot be explained by much more than the availability, suddenly, of “a territory […]
Three days, six stories: a single earthquake in Nepal. This story isn’t over, but I’ll be passing the ink along to the next. Thanks to all who send […]
While I’m traveling at the moment, I wanted to send a quick update on one of 2015’s steadily developing stories. As Boko Haram gobbles up more airtime and political talking points, interested […]
As the world reacts to last week’s mass murder in the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine based in Paris, questions of “what next?” abound.