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Tell us about our crisis coverage

By Josh Wilson / March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Tell us about our crisis coverage

We’re now at the end of our second week of crisis-style coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve been covering stories expediently, delving deep into local and regional media around the world, and keeping focused on our core beats of human rights, environment, democracy, and related public-interest issues. This includes shorter news briefs, plus deeper dives […]

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Briefs: Expert mocked on Twitter; Maine homesteaders (mostly) are prepared

By Josh Wilson / March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Briefs: Expert mocked on Twitter; Maine homesteaders (mostly) are prepared

Expert mocked for alarmist tweetstorm The data were in before the pandemic began, and one scientist tried to sound the alarm. A Harvard epidemiologist using Twitter tried to warn society back in January about the global threat COVID-19 represented. He was ignored, ridiculed, or asked to tone it down, in one case by the elite […]

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A record number of rural hospitals closed across the U.S. last year

By Josh Wilson / March 25, 2020 / Comments Off on A record number of rural hospitals closed across the U.S. last year

Since 2010, more than 125 hospitals have closed across rural America, victims of a lack of investment by both government agencies and private health corporations. Now, about 60 million people who live in these regions — that’s about 1 in 5 Americans — are at risk not just from the advance of the virulent coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus coverage on The Daylighter

By Josh Wilson / March 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Coronavirus coverage on The Daylighter

Just a week or two ago, everything was different. Except that it wasn’t. The coronavirus pandemic has been a long time coming. We’ve had months of lead time, witnessing the outbreak emerge in China, and the devastating toll it’s taking in Italy and Iran. There’s also the difficult truth that epidemiologists — such as Larry […]

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This is how music keeps us connected amidst the coronavirus pandemic

By Josh Wilson / March 13, 2020 / Comments Off on This is how music keeps us connected amidst the coronavirus pandemic

Amidst the fear, uncertainty and social distancing of the coronavirus pandemic, communities everywhere are finding ways to stay humane and connected. The Internet — which has over the past few years been recognized more for its powers of fomenting social division and political partisanship — is also proving a powerful tool for sharing the uplifting […]

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Corrections log, February 2020

By Josh Wilson / February 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Corrections log, February 2020

Mistakes: They happen. When they do, we fix ’em. Our February 3 item, “These corrupt fishing officials in Namibia and Iceland were taken down by journalism,” initially misidentified Namibia as Nigeria in the headline. The February 25 article, “This remote Mexican village is arming children to fight violent drug traffickers,” misspelled the name of Mexico’s […]

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