When Do Reporters Collaborate, and When Do They Compete?

Over the past decade or so, however, the need for collaboration has grown as well. Staffs at many legacy publications have shrunk, forcing news organizations to decide what’s essential to their mission.

Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border

ProPublica reports: The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” and “Papá” over and over again, as if those are the only words they know.

Retail electricity in New Hampshire: Buyer Beware

But New Hampshire’s electric customers have paid dearly for restructuring – by my rough count, about $1 billion in so-called “stranded” costs.  This money went to the former monopoly utilities to make them whole after being forced to sell off their generation assets to companies like Exelon.