Masuma Ahuja, Nieman Lab

Masuma Ahuja

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Past articles by Masuma:

Slower, quieter, more measured and thoughtful » Nieman Journalism Lab

"The high pitch of outrage, constant outrage, is exhausting and overwhelming — for our readers, for the citizens of our communities." → Read More


She was forced into sex work. Now that she’s left that behind, she dreams of being a doctor.

Durga Chauhan, 19, was once forced into prostitution after her marriage ended. Durga belongs to the Bacchara caste, a community in Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India, where women are the primary breadwinners in their families and often work as prostitutes. Today, she's in school and is helping other women opt out of sex work. → Read More

Every message is a push notification » Nieman Journalism Lab

"People are accustomed to exchanges on chat, so how do we have two-sided conversations with thousands or hundreds of thousands of users?" → Read More

10 of the most random things Donald Trump has put his name on

From a fragrance line to a bicycle race named after him. → Read More

How voters in key early-voting states reacted to the debate

A look at which candidates and issues resonated with readers. → Read More

Ted Cruz may have forgotten about the gossipy app Yik Yak when he decided to announce at a college

What college students were saying at Liberty University while Ted Cruz was speaking. → Read More

What the infamous college chat app Yik Yak looks like at the University of Oklahoma right now

Avocados, sports scores — and very raw conversations on privilege and race. → Read More

Four strangers texted one another during the State of the Union. This is what they had to say.

Here's what happens when you get strangers to discuss politics. → Read More

What the #Justice4all march looks like in D.C.

Tweets, photos and video from the march in D.C. → Read More

VA employees: What advice would you give the next VA secretary?

President Obama has nominated Robert McDonald to run the VA. This survey asks VA employees how the next secretary should approach the job. → Read More

Here’s the first story the Washington Post ever wrote about Hillary Clinton. In 1969.

The former first lady, secretary of state, 2016 hopeful and grandmother-to-be was making waves long before she appeared on the national political stage. Digging through The Washington Post archives, we found the first-ever mention of Hillary Clinton, then Hillary Rodham, in The Post on June 8, 1969. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers her Simmons College Leadership Conference… → Read More

From shark fins to drones: New laws in 2014

From guns and voting to drones and tanning, here's a look at some of the most interesting or noteworthy new laws in effect across the country in 2014. → Read More

The United States of autocomplete

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The changing landscape on same-sex marriage

Proponents of same-sex marriage have had a string of successes around the country since the Supreme Court struck a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act in U.S. v. Windsor. Currently, 17 states, plus the District of Columbia, allow same-sex marriage, and 33 states have limitations on it. → Read More