In this week’s round-up: The Hate Report isn’t going to be weekly anymore, so we can focus even more on original reporting.
After nearly two years of delivering the Hate Report to your inbox every Friday, we’ve decided to change things up.
We’ll be moving away from the weekly format of some curation from other sources and some original reporting. Instead, we’re going to spend more time researching our own original stories, and send out the Hate Report periodically when those stories are ready.
We launched the Hate Report as America was waking up to a new era of hate. There were increasing hate attacks, and we were just beginning to understand the alt-right. We wanted to get ourselves and our readers up to speed on an urgent story.
Now, two years later, hate certainly isn’t going away. Neither is our investigative reporting on it. But we’ve all begun to understand the contours of the story better. There are scores of reporters on the story. And we think our energy is best spent focusing on new, original investigations.
One of the things we’re most proud of is the formation of the Hate Sleuths, a crack team of newsletter subscribers who volunteer their time to help us research. We’ll still keep that team going, and already have them tracking down potential stories.
We’re going to dig into data sets, rake through the internet’s darkest corners, and file Freedom of Information Act requests to discover the hidden truths about the hate movement, before they explode out... Read More >