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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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Headlines at The Daylighter: Some insight on our process

By Josh Wilson / February 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Headlines at The Daylighter: Some insight on our process

Headlines are a tricky and high-stakes business in the attention economy. They’re the first — and sometimes the only — part of an article that people see, and by their virtues can inspire folks to share an article whether they’ve read it or not. While smart, funny or provocative headline copy can make or break […]

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February at The Daylighter

By Josh Wilson / February 7, 2020 / Comments Off on February at The Daylighter

News wise, it was a light week at The Daylighter: We’re working hard on fundraising, building our audience and wrangling our website. Shining a light We did, however, publish some great work, including excellent roundups on Africa’s wave of anti-plastic regulations, and on the gruesome toll of neglect, poverty and racism in Mississippi’s prison system. […]

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What’s in store for The Daylighter in 2020

By Josh Wilson / January 17, 2020 / Comments Off on What’s in store for The Daylighter in 2020

We’re a few weeks into it, but welcome to the new year. The Daylighter is charging ahead after a fine winter break with some timely updates on our endeavor. • We’re launching a Kickstarter. Just a heads-up that we are in the early stages of developing a Kickstarter campaign to help juice up The Daylighter’s […]

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Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

By Josh Wilson / January 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

Lanisha Bratcher of Hoke County, North Carolina, might be going to jail because she voted. She is an American citizen of legal voting age, so that’s not the problem. Occupy Wall Street joined the NAACP as thousands marched in midtown Manhattan on December 10, 2011 to defend voting rights.But Bratcher’s an ex-convict, and in her […]

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The World Wildlife Fund has a bloody little secret

By Josh Wilson / December 5, 2019 / Comments Off on The World Wildlife Fund has a bloody little secret

Leaders of one of the world’s biggest environmental organizations were aware of ongoing human-rights abuses committed by their anti-poaching officers in Africa, according to an investigation by Buzzfeed News. Instantly recognizable for its iconic panda-bear logo, the World Wide Fund for Nature — known as the World Wildlife Fund in the United States — has […]

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