Reading Time: 6 minutes In a tough environment for the news media, some local newspapers are seeking alternatives to the for-profit model.
Reading Time: < 1 minute When it comes to debates, the talking heads want you to take their word on what matters, rather than follow your own gut.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We all think we can’t do anything about climate change. Maybe we are wrong.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Journalists have let themselves serve as showrunners for the president’s ongoing White House reality series. It’s time they dropped that role.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Our Russ Baker had a special “relationship” with the other Russell Baker. But we’ll all miss him. OPINION
Reading Time: 2 minutes 2018 was a year of growth and accomplishment for WhoWhatWhy. We produced more stories than ever before. But we have even bigger aspirations, so here’s what we see on the horizon.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Time and again we have seen WhoWhatWhy being virtually alone in covering an issue, a person, or an event in a way that went counter to the accepted narrative. And in nearly as many cases, others have later come to realize that we were onto something or, at least, asked the right questions. But we need your help to continue to be able to do so.
Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief and founder Russ Baker reviews what we did in 2017, and what you can expect from us in 2018.
Reading Time: 4 minutes On the 25th anniversary of the US mission to Somalia that led to the Battle of Mogadishu, a veteran reporter tells how the whole episode was predicated on a lie.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Donald Trump’s treatment of the press gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves for years of shoddy work.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 2017 is a potentially explosive year for America and the world. WhoWhatWhy is preparing to play a constructive role. Learn more, here.
Reading Time: 2 minutes What we’re going to do together: wow.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A bit on what we do, and what you can do. Please click and take a moment to read.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker takes a slightly unsettling—and occasionally amusing—trip behind the headlines during an April 24 talk in Seattle.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy is compiling its version of that enduring annual news feature, the year-end Top Stories list. Ours will have a twist, of course: We’re looking for the top untold, underreported and misreported stories of 2013. And we’d like nominations from our readers.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses propaganda, how we view our country and the world, the issues that matter, and more. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses the vilification of Edward Snowden. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses who the government considers to be troublemakers. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “Why WhoWhatWhy?”
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this third excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “security, terrorism and our rights”