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ivoh | April 25, 2015

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Remembering survivors’ stories in wake of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev verdict

April 9, 2015 |

As news broke about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s guilty verdict on Wednesday, we couldn’t help but think about the survivors of the Boston bombings.

The Boston Globe has done an especially good job covering what it’s been like for survivors to watch the trial. … Read More

How Billy Penn is building community through local news coverage

April 8, 2015 |

Billy Penn newsroom (courtesy of Chris Krewson)


Allison Griner is a freelance journalist and a 2013-2014 fellow with the International Reporting Program. Follow her on Twitter through @alligriner.




It was a sense of idealism that … Read More

Exploring the power of Restorative Narrative

April 6, 2015 |

The Restorative Narrative genre can improve media by offering up a more holistic, balanced approach to news coverage. It also has the potential to help people and communities — by showing them what it means to be resilient in the aftermath of … Read More

News organizations turn off ads on stories about the Germanwings plane crash

April 3, 2015 |

There’s been some interesting buzz this week about how news sites handle ads on tragic stories. The New York Times is among the news sites that deliberately hide ads on tragic stories to avoid seeming insensitive.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Parker Higgins recently drew attention … Read More