Reporting on the Issues That Set Our Brains on Fire

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. From the years of his youth when he worked as a New York City cabdriver, the Times reporter Michael Powell has retained a mastery at switching lanes. A reporter and columnist at several newspapers, he …

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News Media Can’t Shake ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome,’ Critics Say

“What I’m most concerned about is the amount of coverage, and if you look at newsrooms, the coverage decisions are made in places that continue to be disproportionately white,” said Mr. Reynolds, whose organization works with journalists of color. “These cases tend to involve white, middle-class women. And that resonates with assignment editors and news …

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A Hollywood Producer and a Master of Adaptation

Freedom, Maine, population 722, is about as far away from Hollywood as you can get. So when Erin French, who runs the uber-popular Lost Kitchen there, had boldface names flocking to her virtual doorstep looking to buy the film rights to her best-selling memoir, she approached them with a lot of trepidation and a bit …

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The Trump Prophets Regroup

Beyond the spiritual test of unrealized prophecies, there are very earthly stakes here: Under Mr. Strang’s stewardship, Charisma had grown from a church magazine to a multipronged institution with a slew of New York Times best sellers, millions of podcast downloads and a remaining foothold in print media, with a circulation of 75,000 for its …

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