Updates and progress reports from The Daylighter, plus details on new features and services.
The Daylighter is going through some changes. Our coverage model is refocusing on original content, and we’ve put our news-aggregation service on hiatus. It’s going to take six months to complete this coverage shift — and maybe more. We’re in no rush. One of the things we learned over the course of two years of […]> Read More
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 […]> Read More
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 […]> Read More
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 […]> Read More
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 […]> Read More
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. […]> Read More