Journalism agenda: “Vice now has a Securedrop for anonymous whistleblower docs…


Securedrop is a robust, secure, anonymous system for whistleblowers to convey documents to news organizations, created by Aaron Swartz and taken up by the Freedom of the Press Foundation after his death. (more…)

Peace talks have started and stopped in a mission to end Syria’s five-year civil war, though the effort comes too late for too many.

More than 92,000 civilians have been killed in the violence, according to theViolations Documentation Center (VDC), which registers the name, age, gender, location, date and cause of each death. These are only victims who have been identified, and the actual number of lives lost is likely much higher.


Burt Helm and Max Chafkin studied award-winning articles and found that the following qualities prevail among them:

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