Members of the U.S. basketball team show their frustration to officials after their controversial loss to the  Soviet Union in the gold medal game at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, West Germany. (Rich Clarkson)

Photojournalism legend Clarkson opens up on career

“Right now we are all living in a golden age of photojournalism. It’s here and now, and you are lucky to be a part of it.” Rich Clarkson has become an icon in the field of sports photojournalism. He has...
In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, police advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ferguson reshaped columnist’s career

Tony Messenger knew that his journalistic career would never be the same after the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. In the days after the unarmed 18-year-old black man...
John Harris, left, editor in chief of The Politico, and Jim VandeHei, executive editor of The Politico, speak to advertisers in Arlington, Va., Friday, Jan. 19, 2007. The Politico is a new political newspaper in Washington and also has an online edition at politico.com. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

New management at Politico after growth

As Washington adapts to a Trump administration, one of the Beltway’s most encyclopedic chroniclers is still in the midst of its own shakeup. Politico, the news site founded in 2007 by former Washington...
Grave markers give the date of execution and prisoner numbers at a cemetery in Texas.

Photo essay: Documenting the death penalty

"If people can see the reality of the death penalty, no one would want it any more." Since the U.S. Supreme Court ended a de facto ban on the death penalty in 1976, the U.S. has executed 1,440 people. But the...
A supporter of the peace accord signed between the Colombian government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, cries as she follows on a giant screen the results of a referendum to decide whether or not to support the deal in Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Colombia’s uncertain future

"I don't think Colombia is by nature a violent country and that we want to keep on killing each other." For more than a half century Colombia's government has battled leftist rebels from the...
A woman bangs a pot to protest Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Los Teques on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 7, 2016. Venezuelans are marching in cities across the country to demand authorities allow a recall referendum against Maduro to go forward this year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

In Venezuela, conflict extends to protest reporting

Misinformation, arrests deter demonstration coverage Tens of thousands of opposition protesters marched in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas this month demanding President Nicolás Maduro be removed from...
Colombian singer Shakira watches the development project by Sadhya Janardham, worker of the NGO Architecture for Humanity, during her visit to Elie Dubois school in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 31, 2011.   (EPA/Andres MartÌnez Casares)

Haiti a test case on role of aid agencies

Haiti's weak government overshadowed by robust NGO presence In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, relief money poured into Haiti – as did thousands of foreign aid organizations to help distribute it. Six...