Jem Bartholomew, Columbia Journalism Review

Jem Bartholomew

Columbia Journalism Review

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Jem:

The transatlantic troubles in coverage of missing people

“MUMMY’S LOST.” “WHERE THE HELL IS OUR NICOLA?” “NICOLA: RIDDLE OF LOST DOG BALL.” “NICOLA: RIDDLE OF TWO MEN.” “NICOLA COPS SEARCH SEA.” “Someone local knows something.” “NICOLA: STAINED GLOVE FOUND.” “DON’T BE AFRAID NIKKI… COME HOME.” “NICOLA: IT’S HEARTBREAK.” These were all recent front-page headlines in one British tabloid, The Sun, about Nicola Bulley, […] → Read More

‘Mosquitos from the same swamp’: How the digital media landscape birthed the internationalist far-right

Alt-right social media platforms have helped the global far-right to expand its networks around the world. On January 8th, photographer Pedro Ladeira was at the epicenter. → Read More

Revealed: Just one in four Trump-endorsed candidates using Truth Social actively

The embattled rightwing platform is struggling to attract even core Trump-aligned politicians, our investigation finds, but it remains a potent hub for fomenting rightwing extremism. → Read More

A newsroom in wartime

The Kyiv Independent was just 101 days old when Russia invaded Ukraine. We spoke to the CEO on propaganda, revenue streams, and combating western war fatigue. → Read More

‘Democracy on the line’: Brazil’s election and the Bolsonaro disinformation ecosystem

Brazilian reporter Patrícia Campos Mello on the ‘subtle censorship’ of President Bolsonaro, threats to democracy and coping with relentless attacks for the Tow Center newsletter. → Read More

‘Disinformation Weekly’: How midterm newspapers are failing the electorate

Fake newspapers are turning up in Illinois letterboxes ahead of the midterms. → Read More

The rise and rise of partisan local newsrooms

When the doors of the Texas Senate Chamber opened for the 2019 session, there were two new faces at the press table. Both were employees of Texas Scorecard, then the reporting arm of the influential Tea Party–aligned group Empower Texans, with press credentials from the Senate. Empower Texans had donated millions to elect right-wing Republicans. […] → Read More

Tow Center newsletter: The Guardian’s media editor talks about the role of the UK press in choosing the next PM

This article was featured in the Tow Center for Digital Journalism’s weekly newsletter. Subscribe here to stay up to date on our latest events and publications. UK prime minister Boris Johnson, rocked by months of overlapping scandals, announced his resignation this month, less than three years after leading his Conservative Party to a landslide election victory. Johnson’s […] → Read More

The people of colour helping the environmental sector become more diverse

The environmental sector ranks the second-worst for diversity in the UK. These people are changing that. → Read More

Energy price cap: Map reveals areas of England with highest fuel poverty

The End Fuel Poverty Coalition mapped England’s worst areas, as sources told The Big Issue Ofgem’s price cap hike will ‘tip me over the edge.’ → Read More

'It's going crazy': How minicab drivers are coping with the fuel crisis

Private hire drivers say the fuel crisis is threatening their livelihoods as many face hours-long queues at petrol stations just to work → Read More

Excluded from Covid support: How one missed SEISS deadline made a man homeless

Newly self-employed barber James Barnett was shut out of SEISS support and thrown into homelessness → Read More

Why doesn't Britain have a high street voucher scheme like Northern Ireland?

A “shop out to help out” high street voucher scheme giving every Northern Irish consumer a £100 voucher is supported by the British Independent Retailers Association. → Read More

Businesses are queueing up to offer jobs to Afghan refugees

Charities say demand from employers wanting to help has been “staggering" as Lord Dubs praises British "humanitarian" spirit. → Read More

Energy price rise to throw half-million into ‘devastating’ fuel poverty

Energy regulator Ofgem drew heat from anti-fuel poverty organisations for the largest ever hike to energy prices. → Read More

Green New Deal: Is the UK heading for an environmental revolution?

The Green New Deal is gaining momentum in the UK ahead of the COP26 summit. But what is it? → Read More

Kill the Bill protest: 'People truly have had enough'

Kill the Bill marches drew protesters young and old and from a variety of interest groups to oppose new policing powers. Here are their stories. → Read More