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American Newspapers’ Long History of Violence Against Minorities

By Heather Chaplin | June 16, 2020

For a long time now, I’ve argued that those of us concerned with journalism’s future should not be trying to save the newspaper industry – so much as re-imagining its future. Not only won’t we succeed in saving it, but plenty of it isn’t worth saving. Like, for example, its long history of instigating violence […]


When Old Structures Break Down, New Opportunities Arise

By Heather Chaplin | April 20, 2020

This is a note to tell you about changes we’re making in response to COVID-19.  Our analysis of the crisis of the free press hasn’t changed. Rather, the effects of COVID-19 have rushed us into the future we’d been bracing for.  Local newspapers were already endangered. Now extinction looms. In the last 15 years, one […]