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Trust Issues

The Messy Fourth Estate

I want to believe in journalism. But my faith is waning.

Illustrations by Jessica Siao

FFor the second time in a week, my phone buzzed with a New York Times alert, notifying me that another celebrity had died by suicide. My heart sank. I tuned into the Crisis Text Line Slack channel to see how many people were waiting for a counselor’s help. Volunteer crisis counselors…




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researcher of technology & society | Microsoft Research, Data & Society, NYU |

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