Neil deMause

Neil deMause is a book, magazine, and newspaper journalist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is currently special issues editor at the Village Voice, a contributing editor to City Limits, a contributing writer for FAIR, and a regular contributor to Vice Sports.

Articles by this author

Travelers at the Atlanta airport wearing facemasks during the coronavirus crisis. (Photo: Chad Davis) Views
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Reading About Coronavirus Without Scaring Yourself Too Much (or Too Little)
If you’re like, well, much of the population of the planet right now, you’re doing little other than obsessively reading news sites for the latest on the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, maybe taking an occasional break to check whether you’re really developing a dry cough or just imagining it...
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Saturday, February 01, 2020
Media on Climate Crisis: Don’t Organize, Mourn
The year 2019 was, by all accounts, the year of climate awareness. To an unprecedented degree, in the three decades since scientists first warned of the imminent dangers of rising carbon emissions and the resulting global warming, we were transfixed by record-setting heat waves, wildfires in...
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The job of editors when presented with a too-good-to-be-true story is to ask: Is this, in fact, too good to be true?(Photo: Screenshot) Views
Friday, December 21, 2018
Der Spiegel Shows Danger of Liking Good Stories More Than True Stories
While everything about the story of Claas Relotius, the award-winning Der Spiegel journalist who turned out to have been faking everything from quotes to geographic details for years, should be alarming to anyone who cares about responsible journalism, possibly the most disturbing part comes near...
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Friday, September 01, 2017
Disaster Coverage Still Has Blind Spot for Low-Income Victims
Days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in August 2005, the national news media expressed collective alarm at the discovery that in modern America, many people shelter in place during storms for the simple reason that they can’t afford to get out ( Extra! , 7–8/06 ). As CNN commentator Jack...
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