A letter to Putin from NECIR journalist detained by Russian authorities

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Dear Mr. Putin, Was it really necessary to replay a scene from a tired, old cold war movie? I’m referring to Thursday morning when your government dispatched at least six of its immigration agents to disrupt an investigative reporting workshop that a colleague and I were conducting at a hotel in your hometown of St. Petersburg. Among our “subversive” topics: how to be fair and balanced, ethical and thorough, and how to use data to be more precise and accurate. Continue Reading →

“Ticked Off” Event Recap

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Last night's "Ticked Off" event began with WGBH Science Editor Heather Goldstone asking how many people in the audience had been infected or had a family member who had been infected with Lyme disease. Nearly every member of the audience raised their hand. Continue Reading →