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Columbia Journalism School

Chronicle of a Death Erroneously Told

How WeChat determines the news in Sunset Park. WeChat, more a mobile lifestyle portal than a mere app, is where people talk, plan events, send cash in digital “red packets,” and even open stores. WeChat is also where they consume news — often the only place they do.

The following clips were written on deadline, meaning on the day of reporting. For each occasion, I had a two-hour reporting slot and four-hour writing slot thereafter on average.

Advocates Say Census Citizenship Question Risks Silencing Minority Populations

Lawyers for immigrant activists fighting the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census made closing arguments Tuesday in federal court before activists held a press conference to reinforce lawyers’ claims that adding the question would disproportionately harm minorities.

Activists Rally After Midterm

About 50 activists gathered at Washington Square Park Saturday to push for the end to the administration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Pittsburgh Shooting Overshadows Rabbinic Gathering

As part of an annual conference, thousands of Hasidic rabbis gathered for a giant group photo in Brooklyn Sunday morning, Nov. 4. The normally celebratory event, however, was overshadowed by last week’s deadly attack at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.