Author Archives: Sarah Kendzior

No recovery in sight

My latest for the Chronicle of Higher Education is on the academic job market recovery that never came: We are at the point where the academic job market has been dismal for so long that one could have entered a … Continue reading

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Thanks, Riverfront Times!

My thanks to the Riverfront Times for naming me best online reporter of 2014. Their write-up below: It’s a bit limiting to pin down local writer Sarah Kendzior as simply being a “reporter.” Though she does longform, in-depth work, like … Continue reading

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This is not the 1960s

My latest in Al Jazeera English is on Ferguson, fast food protests, and comparisons between now and the civil rights movement of the past: In the United States, they say it is like the 1960s: Civil unrest at home, war … Continue reading

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St. Louis, race and grief

From my latest for Al Jazeera English: A shooting in St Louis is never surprising, but it will always be shocking: that the cruelty of the act is complimented by the callousness of the reaction; that when a community cries, … Continue reading

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Sarah and Umar go to White Castle

As the media converged on Ferguson, my cowriter Umar Lee and I decided to see what was going on in the rest of North County. We drove around towns near Ferguson  – Berkeley, Kinloch, Jennings, Florissant, Riverview Gardens – and … Continue reading

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Ferguson is news, but it is not new

I have a brief op-ed in the New York Daily News on how the problems of Ferguson are not new or unique: What is happening in Ferguson is news, but it is not new. The black population of Ferguson — … Continue reading

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St. Louis Round-Up

Like many others in St. Louis, I’ve spent the last two weeks furious, grieving, afraid, and inspired by the protesters and caring citizens of this beautiful, broken city. I have a few new articles coming out, and I’ll post them once they are … Continue reading

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On the ‘telegenically dead’

From my latest for Al Jazeera English: Social media has been described as “humanising” the Palestinian victims. Television may be decried by politicians and pundits, but the internet is where Gaza’s story is told firsthand by its residents, where graphic … Continue reading

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The politics of water: Detroit, West Virginia, Gaza

My latest for Al Jazeera, on the water crisis in Detroit and beyond: Detroit is one of the poorest cities in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Detroit is also surrounded by the largest supply of fresh water in … Continue reading

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Political princesses

For Politico, I wrote about how the portrayal of female political leaders in media, noting that the coverage of mainstream outlets is little different from the preening profiles of fashion magazines. An excerpt: In 1963, Look magazine published a series of photos of President John F. … Continue reading

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