Fighting news illiteracy

Everybody with a cell phone is a publisher these days. Maybe it's time we learn to be reporters. The downside of the internet is that it has given...

Child soldiers: a persistent problem

Thousands of children have been used as soldiers in at least 18 countries around the world in the past two years. For the children who survive, the...

Sudan’s political crisis

When Sudan's dictator of 30 years was ousted in April following months of protests, many were hopeful that the African nation might transition...

Local news in global decline

All around the world, the local news organizations that report on municipal and regional governments are in decline.  In the first...