Daylighter Progress Reports

Updates and progress reports from The Daylighter, plus details on new features and services.

The Daylighter is on hiatus

October 16, 2020

It’s interesting to see our site and articles getting traffic despite the fact that The Daylighter has been on hiatus for more than a year. We don’t expect that to change anytime soon. While we’d love to forge ahead with a new program of original, magazine-style reporting, the financing and audience volume isn’t there. Where […]

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Tell us about our crisis coverage

March 27, 2020

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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Coronavirus coverage on The Daylighter

March 20, 2020

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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Corrections log, February 2020

February 28, 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

February 21, 2020

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

February 7, 2020

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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