Amid a Sea of Voices, Vox’s Carlos Maza Breaks Through
Explaining the explainer.
Explaining the explainer.
The future of online speech.
Note From the Editors: As we were reporting this story, Newsweek Media Group fired Newsweek Editor Bob Roe, Executive Editor Ken Li and Senior Politics Reporter Celeste Katz for doing their jobs. Reporters Josh Keefe and Josh Saul were targeted for firing before an editor persuaded the company to reverse its decision. As we continued working on the story, we were asked to take part in a review process, which, we ultimately learned, involved egregious breaches of confidentiality and journalism ethics.
Saul is a Longform contributing editor.
One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.
“We are so screwed it’s beyond what most of us can imagine.”
An interview with a Funny or Die writer after the entire editorial team was laid off.
The story of one journalist’s giant salary and why his company could no longer pay it.
A profile of the radio legend who helped launch the career of Ira Glass and many more.
“Watching the cells populate, it rapidly became clear that many of us had weathered more than we had been willing to admit to one another.”
“I always walk away from an interview — no matter how well it went — knowing that there’s so much that I don’t know about that person.”
Life as a New York Times reporter in the shadow of the war on terror.
At 25, Stephen Glass was the most sought-after young reporter in the nation’s capital, producing knockout articles for magazines ranging from The New Republic to Rolling Stone. Trouble was, he made things up—sources, quotes, whole stories—in a breathtaking web of deception that emerged as the most sustained fraud in modern journalism.
How the media company failed to create “a safe and inclusive workplace” for women.
A review of several books on Rupert Murdoch first criticizes the authors for not grasping the many sides of their subject, then offers a thesis of its own. He’s “not so much a man, or a cultural force, as a portrait of the modern world.”
Can local news survive?
A report from the Philippines, “the test lab for fake news.”
On the history and unaccomplished mission of public broadcasting.
A prescient case for W. Mark Felt as journalism’s most famous leaker.
“Project Veritas, founded in 2010, is a tax-exempt charity that says its mission is to “investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct.” It raised $4.8 million and employed 38 people in 2016, according to its public tax filing. It also had 92 volunteers.”
There exists a swarm of angry sports fans who maintain that they do not want to talk about Colin Kaepernick or the national anthem, and Barstool has cleared a space for them to gather and talk, mostly, about just how much they don’t want to talk about politics. They claim to be an overlooked majority — the vast market inefficiency that will richly reward anyone who will let them watch their games, memes and funny videos without having to feel bad about themselves. Barstool is their safe space.
Some players, from the start, were up front about admitting it was a hoax. Others insisted, to their graves, that the story was true, that the Lutz family had been haunted by something. It’s just that the something may not have been paranormal at all.
“What happens when the thing that might save you is also the thing that might destroy the world?”
A profile of Harvey Weinstein.
An email cache offers a look behind the Breitbart curtain.
How the writer works.