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Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy by Margaret Sullivan "An excellent introduction to the essential problem of our republic. With a wake-up call like this one, we still have a chance." Timothy Snyder | "An ink-bound alarm bell. The threat Americans face, she argues, is not just the news that lies. It is also the news that will never exist in the first place." —Megan Garber, The Atlantic more

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The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project by Krithika Varagur “The Call provides a first-hand deep dive into the facts of how Saudi Arabia spawned Salafi movements abroad.... These days, when so few journalists bother to dig for facts, preferring to pontificate, Krithika Varagur’s work stands out.” —Karen Elliott House more

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Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink by Jeffrey Wasserstrom “In this well-organized, strikingly relevant work, the author provides a penetrating review of the situation through on-the-ground reporting and interviews with protest leaders like Joshua Wong and Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong…. A passionate, important study of the current affairs of a volatile region.” —Kirkus ★ starred review more

7/27/2020, UNDERREPORTED With Nicholas Lemann Podcast

'Ghosting The News' with Margaret Sullivan | Part One

'Ghosting The News' with Margaret Sullivan | Part One

There was a time, and it wasn't that long ago when newspapers could easily have a 30% profit margin. Places like car dealers and grocery stores were able to get their message out. But then, the internet happened and kicked the legs out from under the entire business model. Washington Post media critic Margaret Sullivan… more

6/29/2020, Columbia Politics Collective

Around the World, Elections are Being Upended by COVID-19

Around the World, Elections are Being Upended by COVID-19

In March, Columbia University shut down its campus and shifted to online-only instruction for the rest of the academic year. At Columbia Journalism School this meant that the eighteen students in the Politics concentration of the Master of Arts program, a highly international group, scattered all over the world. The group decided to turn the… more

4/20/2020, UNDERREPORTED With Nicholas Lemann Podcast

'The Call' with Krithika Varagur | Part Two

'The Call' with Krithika Varagur | Part Two

The second part of our interview with Krithika Varagur. In her new book, "The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project," Varagur traverses three continents to tell the story of the Saudi religious campaign from Indonesia, Nigeria, and Kosovo. She finds Saudi money in all kinds of places, from universities to political parties to extremist… more