Features

Selected reported features.

 
Chris Budney holds his brother Nicholas’s official NYPD portrait outside of his house near Cold Spring, New York.

Chris Budney holds his brother Nicholas’s official NYPD portrait outside of his house near Cold Spring, New York.

The Dark Truth Behind NYPD Officer Chris Budney’s Suicide - Men’s Health

Nicholas Budney was a successful, well-liked cop working his dream job on the city’s demanding Emergency Services Unit. There was no warning, his family says, before he took his own life, one of the dozens of underreported suicide cases that plague law enforcement and first-responders across the country.

Image by  Saiman Chow .

Image by Saiman Chow.

In the Future, Senior Citizens Will Play Video Games All Day - Medium

Video games have gotten a lot of negative press in recent years. But new research and fields of neuroscience show that as the gaming generation ages, the digital worlds we live and play in could have remarkable affects on our quality of life.

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Flowers brought to the Central House of Journalists in Moscow in memory of three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic. Sergei SavostyanovTASS

Journalists Ambushed in Central African Republic During Investigation of Russian Mercenaries - Columbia Journalism Review

At a little past 10 p.m. on Monday, July 30, veteran Russian war correspondent Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev, and cameraman Kirill Radchenko died on a stretch of road a dozen or so miles from the city of Sibut, the administrative center of the Central African Republic’s Kemo Prefecture. They were in the middle of a sensitive investigation into the presence of Russian mercenaries in the fractured country, casting suspicions over the circumstances of their deaths.

A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. U.S. Army/ Flickr

A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. U.S. Army/ Flickr

As the “Forever War” Drags On, Veterans Bring Battlefield Knowledge to the Newsroom - Columbia Journalism Review

As newspaper budgets shrank, coverage of America’s never-ending wars in the Middle East waned as well. But some outlets — online and in print — have reinvested in veterans themselves, hiring reporters with combat backgrounds to cover their fellow service members during their tour and after they leave the military. 

Julius Gallishaw walks in front of his house in Trenton, New Jersey.

Julius Gallishaw walks in front of his house in Trenton, New Jersey.

Home Sweet Home: The Foreclosure Crisis 10 Years On - The New Internationalist

For the past three years, Julius Gallishaw has been in a desperate fight to stop his bank from taking his home away. It’s been 10 years since the height of the subprime mortgage crisis, which sent the country spiraling further into the most severe recession since the Great Depression. Many areas have ‘recovered’ but in cities like Trenton, the crisis is still raging.