They were shot, faced mock execution, and were left to rot in jail because they were traveling with a group of rebel fighters on the way to investigate an oil company.
In early June, Michael Lansu was laid off from the Chicago Sun-Times after almost two years keeping tabs on the Windy City's notorious gun violence.
My dad was a journalist when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in 1985, three months before I was born. But it's American laws that have made figuring out what happened a nightmare.
François Bugingo, who has contributed to Radio-Canada, 98.5 FM, TVA, and the Journal de Montréal over a career spanning more than a decade in Quebec, has been suspended by at least three news outlets.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is the controversial Ghanian investigative journalist who's broken dozens of stories of corruption and organized crime in West Africa. He's also the subject of a new documentary called Chameleon by Ryan Mullins.
"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
We talked to the people behind headlines like "I Breastfeed My Dad," "Lover Paid Thugs £50 to Burn Me Alive," and "SOS! Psycho in Our Flowerbed!"
Journalism is about accuracy, but it's also about being first. So to make sure we're first with the news on Budget Night, we're live-blogging it several days before it happens.
His new book looks at how the American government, banks, and intelligence agencies enforce a very covert and modern type of imperialism.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is responsible for breaking countless stories about corruption and crime in his country, all without showing his face.
Decades of brutality forced city officials' hands, but recent investigations suggest abuses by Chicago cops are far from over.
A Philadelphia crime reporter reflects on the scandals that have hit the city's law enforcement apparatus—and the promise of reform.
A review by the Columbia School of Journalism found a number of glaring problems with the way the magazine's viral "A Rape on Campus" story was reported.
Bangladesh has never been an especially safe place for opposition writers, but things have begun spiraling out of control over the last two years.
We met one of the most fearless writers of our time to talk about her new collection of essays, Selma versus Selma, and the many absurdities of a life of letters.
The cops have suspended their investigation into the alleged gang rape that set off a national conversation about sexual assault on campus.
Thirty has been described as the beginning of two "lost decades" for women at work: options narrow, confidence wanes, we're overtaken by men. But admitting you're not happy in a job feels like it's become the most taboo thing of all.
I've been writing this Bad Cop Blotter column for more than 18 months, and the pre-Ferguson, post-Ferguson divide is palpable—if only in a media-giving-a-shit kind of a way.
An insider's account of the bizarre world of the Chinese state-run English-language media.
We spoke to one of the coordinators of the recent HSBC leaks about how the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists goes about its investigations.
The sticking point, of course, is what constitutes a justifiable reason to kill yourself—or have a doctor do so for you.
The distinction may be the thing that keeps three WikiLeaks employees out of prison.
The Daily Show host took on the Herculean task of making the news funny for 16 years, and in the process became unexpectedly respected.
Photographer Jade Cantwell traveled through Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt in the months before the Arab Spring. Several years later, her photos are reminders of the lives behind the news reports.