COVID-19 Reporting from Our Writers

We knew that 2020 would bring new challenges, but we never anticipated how high the stakes have become. The COVID-19 pandemic – where health, economic, and social crises suddenly intersect – is altering the world in profound and unforeseen ways. And as we face those changes together, Type Media Center remains committed to our mission of supporting diverse voices and empowering independent journalism. We know that the pandemic will only deepen the broad inequities that our network of writers and reporters work so hard to reveal and remedy. Their work will be needed throughout this crisis.

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The Risk Makers

The Risk Makers

Viral hate, election interference, and hacked accounts: inside the tech industry’s decades-long failure to reckon with risk.
By Catherine Buni and Soraya Chemaly in OneZero.

Confinement and Contagion

Confinement and Contagion

In February, Tomiekia Johnson’s mother, father, sister, and daughter came to Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF).
By Justine van der Leun in The New York Review of Books.

Could Wonder Woman Save Us From Covid-19?

Could Wonder Woman Save Us From Covid-19?

Our leaders are as bad as any comic book villain. But even they might be no match for Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth—or Spider-man’s web shooters or Shuri’s brain.
By Elie Mystal in The Nation.

U.S. Capitalism Is in Total Meltdown

U.S. Capitalism Is in Total Meltdown

The COVID-19 pandemic is like Hurricane Katrina, but for the entire country. And things are only going to get worse.
By Sarah Jaffe in The Progressive.

Neglected in Care

Neglected in Care

Long before the coronavirus devastated nursing homes, inadequate staffing in for-profit Texas facilities endangered residents, leading to injuries and deaths.
By Elena Mejía Lutz in The Texas Observer.

How to Fight Coronavirus and Climate Change at Once

How to Fight Coronavirus and Climate Change at Once

While millions of Americans all across the country are sick and out of work, there is no question low-income communities of color are being hit harder than others.
By Julian Brave NoiseCat in Crooked Media.

Essential Business

Essential Business

Keeping the Bronx fed in the midst of a pandemic
By Rozina Ali in Harper’s.

Paying Off Your Paid Leave

Paying Off Your Paid Leave

Many workers who need more sick time than they’ve accrued end up having to pay back their employers and go into ‘PTO debt.’
By Sarah Jaffe in The American Prospect.

Sephora Makes Plans to Reopen

Sephora Makes Plans to Reopen

“They have very unrealistic expectations of workers sacrificing their health so that people can buy makeup.”
By Sarah Jaffe in Dissent.

The Last 16 Days Of Robert Beaupre’s Life

The Last 16 Days Of Robert Beaupre’s Life

“Beau” is one of about 2,400 people who have died of COVID-19 in Michigan. Texts, diaries and photos detailed his last days in remarkable detail.
By Patricia Anstett in HuffPost.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

My days have been spent inside mostly. But when I’m out for my daily walk, I delight in seeing flowers in the park by my apartment.
By Collier Meyerson in the Intelligencer.

Doulas Are Going Virtual

Doulas Are Going Virtual

As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage New York City, doulas have had to adapt their methods.
By Collier Meyerson in the Intelligencer.

Welfare for Wall Street

Welfare for Wall Street

As in 2008, the financial relief package leaves most Americans behind. It’s only a matter of time before it leads to an even bigger crisis.
By Nomi Prins in The Nation.

The Skies Are Emptying Out

The Skies Are Emptying Out

Mourning the world I thought I grew up in, and the birds I thought I knew.
By Tom Engelhardt in The Nation.

We Can Build a Better World After COVID-19

We Can Build a Better World After COVID-19

When the crisis is over, the question should not be, “How do we get everyone back to work?” but “Why weren’t we valuing our workers to begin with?”
By Sarah Jaffe in The Progressive.

What The Pandemic Tells Us About Our Politics

What The Pandemic Tells Us About Our Politics

When Americans are confronting the most threatening national crisis in a generation, it would be uplifting to offer a few encouraging words about the president.
By Joe Conason in The National Memo.

The Democrats Screwed Up

The Democrats Screwed Up

Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders have been outflanked by opponents embracing big spending ideas to address the coronavirus recession.
By Kate Aronoff in The New Republic.

A Tale of Two Plagues

A Tale of Two Plagues

Tips on self-isolation from Daniel Defoe and Giovanni Boccaccio
By Katha Pollitt in The Nation.

Sara Nelson Says People Are Ready for Solidarity

Sara Nelson Says People Are Ready for Solidarity

The president of the Association of Flight Attendants tells Sarah Jaffe that the pandemic reveals what unions already know: “An injury to one is an injury to all.”
By Sarah Jaffe in The Nation.

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