Examples in Journalism

Want to see how publications are writing systems journalism stories? Check these out:


America’s Black mothers and children face larger death rates. ​This New York Times piece takes a hard look at the complexity of America’s healthcare system and how it works in conjunction with racism to exacerbate the issue.


The system that protects violent, powerful men is blown open in ​this article​ on former White House staff secretary, Rob Porter. Our court system is supposed to protect victims. ​Read this Slate article​ to learn how the moving parts are rigged and exploited to hide sexual harassment.


Racism is one of the most complex issues of our time. In this Boston Globe article​, journalists analyzed data, launched surveys, and conducted interviews to understand the nuances of how racism manifests and is maintained in Boston.


Propublica's Walking While Black​ analyzes how one force – writing pedestrian tickets to people of color – is connected to a larger system that disenfranchises the black community.


In The New Yorker's piece, "Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service", readers get to see how a complex issue is thoughtfully undertaken in a way that works with a system, instead of imposing upon it.


H2O Radio’s report​ on a farmer in Colorado gets up close and personal with how individuals are affected by and grapple with complex issues like climate change.


Colombia’s Peace agreement put gender at its core – a world first. ​This Apolitical article​ went beyond the event and looked long-term at what effects that would have.


The Philadelphia Citizen's piece on participatory defense looks at how approaching by systems bottom-up and thinking outside the box can produce sustainable solutions.


How people see the world has a huge influence on systems. ​This New York Times piece​ on Native American photographers explains how to challenge inaccurate narratives for the better.


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's​ focus on trauma as a little-discussed challenge facing families in Milwaukee gets to the roots of a generational problem and how it manifests in different ways.
 

From slavery to the criminal justice system to civil-rights legislation, ​this Atlantic article​ underscores the deepest, most complex forces that reinforce the system of mass incarceration in America.

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