Journalism

The Crisis in Covering Indian Country

The Crisis in Covering Indian Country

Jenni Monet

ANALYSIS

Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review. There is no beat in the American legacy press devoted solely to covering the country’s 573 tribal nations. But there should be—and it should be assigned to an Indigenous journalist.

Only the Rich Can Write About Poverty

Only the Rich Can Write About Poverty

Barbara Ehrenreich

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianThere’s something wrong with the fact that affluent people can afford to write about minimum-wage jobs while the people who actually work them can't.

Down and Out in Portland

Down and Out in Portland

Donnell Alexander

ESSAY

Co-published with Salon. Lean seasons had always been part of my writing life, but this time I was dead broke.

My Life as a Retail Worker

My Life as a Retail Worker

Joseph Williams

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic. After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day.