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The new journalism — and the PR firms behind it(The Washington Post)
The battle for Tribune (The Washington Post)
Bellingcat breaks stories that newsrooms envy — using methods newsrooms avoid (The Washington Post)
College newspaper reporters are the journalism heroes for the pandemic era (The Washington Post)


The quiet brilliance of Kenan Thompson(The Washington Post)
The 20 defining comedy sketches of the past 20 years(The Washington Post) 
The new rock stars: Inside today’s golden age of comedy (The Washington Post)
Inside the writers room with Seth Meyers: How to make late-night TV in the Trump era (The Washington Post)


Black Lives Matter and America’s long history of resisting civil rights protesters (The Washington Post)
Thomas Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights(The Washington Post)
The Complex Life of Border Towns (National Journal)
How Democrats Are Aiming to Make Texas a Swing State (National Journal)

Breaking news

Video shows Cleveland officer shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice within seconds (The Washington Post)
National Archives agents raid home of Leslie Waffen, former archives department head (


Division of Labor: Exploring D.C.’s Unemployment Disparities (WAMU 88.5)
Fractured Pipeline: Recession slows local cash flow to El Salvador (The Gazette/Washington Post)

First person/humor

A second-by-second breakdown of Kendall Jenner’s unspeakably tone-deaf Pepsi ad (The Washington Post)
Mister Rogers was America’s teacher. I know because he taught me English. (The Washington Post)
No Country For Hairy Women (xoJane)