Texas Senate cites ‘decorum’ to increase distance between legislators, reporters

    By Tamar Wilner Reporters in Texas have long enjoyed an unusual level of access to their state legislators. But when the legislative session started earlier this month, they became the latest statehouse journalists to find that access diminished in the name of order and propriety. And as the adversarial relationship between the Trump administration and the press intensifies, some Texas reporters argue a...

Headlines editors probably wish they could take back

    By The Editors In this week's Lower Case... Meanwhile in Kildare...check out this hilarious headline from today's Leinster Leader 🤣 pic.twitter.com/oaIqTiqF5j— Shane Beatty (@ShaneBeattyKFM) January 17, 2017  Although certainly not a funny story, the immature side of me had to laugh at the...

Behind the story: a peculiar true-crime tale by Michelle Dean

    By Elon Green Reporter Michelle Dean and BuzzFeed editor Marisa Carroll were having drinks last July at Astoria’s Sparrow Tavern. Dean, a crime writer and literary critic, asked Carroll, her editor, if the 8,400-word story about a bizarre murder in Springfield, Missouri they’d been working on for months would actually find an audience or “if it was just a weird little thing that...