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News Decoder articles go beyond headlines to provide context for the big issues in the news. Our correspondents bring decades of journalistic expertise reporting on major world events to write exclusive news decoders for our youth audience. Student reporters are trained in our Pitch, Report, Draft, Revise methodology to produce balanced, credible and authoritative news content.
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Andrea Knezevic joins the News Decoder team as it helps launch a project to inspire, train and connect podcasters across Europe.
A consortium of audio and journalism organizations join together to create a community of podcasters across Europe.
A blank page confronts every writer on deadline. Turning that empty space into an article someone might read takes more than simply hitting keys on a keyboard.
Six years after Rohingya fled genocide in Myanmar, a million are still living in a state of legal limbo in Bangladesh. The world seems not to care.
The West worries about the bond between Russia and China. But perhaps they should consider the possible consequences if this friendship breaks down.
One Ukrainian journalist in exile sells art to help her colleagues in peril back home as she waits for the war to end.
It was naive to think Russia’s long history as an empire would end peaceably in just two decades. One year after the invasion, our correspondent looks back.
Our correspondents and youth voices tackled many facets of this complicated conflict. We give out the breadth of our Ukraine coverage to help you sort it out.
Andrea Kritcher has done something that seemed an impossible dream: Conducted a successful laboratory test that showed that fusion energy could work.
If a government agency stores the DNA and fingerprints of its residents can it serve them more efficiently or control them more effectively?
Many of the more than five thousand satellites orbiting the earth are capable of producing high-resolution images. International agreements aren’t as clear.
New mobile devices accept your face or fingerprint as proof of ID, but many governments require an official card. For many people that’s a problem.
Algorithms that track the terms we plug into search engines determine what appears on the pages we pull up. Why does that feel so creepy?
In the fifth of six monthly conversations, three experts ask: can a more equitable global economy help bring about the change needed to cool the Earth?
Brexit gave the British people independence from Europe. But can the value of national sovereignty be quantified and is it worth more than economic stability?
An historic number of workers are seeking work in other countries, many of them professionals. Should a nation depend on the export of its human capital?
Living in a globalized world means appreciating the nuance of diverse perspectives and shared experiences.
Think of Paris and your mind brings up the scent of fresh baked baguettes, not the reek of rubbish on the Rue de Rivoli.
News Decoder has been a return to roots for me — a startup with slim financial returns that belie both its social worth and the joy of working with youth.
I often wondered what it means to be a ‘winner.’ Now I know a winner sees a problem and, with teamwork, finds solutions.
Health & Wellness
Revolutionary new cancer treatments are being tested. But to help people everywhere we will need to also revolutionize health care access.
A new study shows that rates of anemia have started to decline. But not for everyone, everywhere. Experts say we need to look at underlying causes.