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Notes on journalism for the common good
by Lindsay Beyerstein

Sidney's Picks: Harry Potter & Hunger Games Fuel the Fight for $15

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Last of the "Murrow Boys" Dies at 97

Richard C. Hottelet, a war correspondent who covered the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge for CBS, has died at the age of 97.Continue reading...

Tennessee Criminalizes Drug Use During Pregnancy, Tragedies Ensue

One of the first women arrested under Tennessee's new law that criminalizes women who give birth to babies with drugs in their systems took her own life last month, Rosa Goldensohn and Rachael Levy report in the Nation:Continue reading...

Sidney's Picks: Black Lives Matter

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Greg Palast Wins December Sidney for Exposing Biased Database Threatening Millions of POC Votes

Greg Palast wins the December Sidney Award for “Jim Crow Returns,” and “Challenging Crosscheck,” a two-part Al Jazeera America exposé that shows how millions of innocent people were flagged as suspected vote fraudsters just because they have the same first and last name as someone in another state.Continue reading...

Tales from the Grand Jury Room

What is it like to serve on a grand jury? Lots of people are suddenly curious after grand juries in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY failed to indict police officers for killing unarmed black men.

Misha Leptic of 3QuarksDaily recalls his experiences as a grand juror in New York City:Continue reading...