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Articles by David Cay Johnston

It’s Scary Out There in Reporting Land: Why Crime News is on the Rise and Reporting Analysis is on the Decline

To understand how badly we’re doing the most basic work of journalism in covering the law enforcement beat, try sitting in a barbershop. When I was getting my last haircut, the noon news on the television—positioned to be impossible to avoid watching—began with a grisly murder. The well-educated man in ...