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Blair Hickman

Community Editor

Blair Hickman was ProPublica's community editor. Previously, she led online editorial and outreach strategy for Dowser Media. Prior to that, she was a multimedia assistant for the PBS series "Women, War & Peace" and a writer for Mediaite, focusing on news and emerging media. She's contributed content to a range of publications, including Jezebel, the New York Daily News and Patch. Hickman is a graduate of NYU's Journalism's Studio 20 and Brown University's Nonfiction Writing program.

What We Learned Investigating Unpaid Internships

Though the intern economy remains opaque, dialogue about the role of interns in the labor force – and protections they deserve – is beginning to take shape.

Pop Quiz: Can You Name That NSA Program?

The Best Reporting on Guns in America

In the wake of last week’s shooting, we’ve laid out the most revealing reporting about guns.

Discussion: How To Protect Your Privacy Online

Big Banks, Business and Butter: Highlights From Our Q&A on Corporate Impunity

Reporter Jesse Eisinger offers his thoughts on the lack of white-collar prosecutions, journalism and the Green Bay Packers.

Interns Are Now Protected Against Sexual Harassment in NYC

Does this latest development to protect unpaid interns in New York point to a greater trend?

The Price of an Internship

Unpaid internships can help young workers advance their career goals. But they can also vary significantly in cost and quality. Explore college internship programs at different schools across the United States — or tell us about your experience interning for academic credit.

Are You an Internship Coordinator?

One J-School Internship Coordinator Says Paid Positions Have Dropped by Nearly Half

As part of our ongoing investigation into the role colleges and universities play in the intern economy, we spoke with an internship coordinator to learn more about the process of developing an internship program.

Roe V. Wade and Some of the Best Reporting on Abortion

Four decades after Roe v. Wade, a range of #MuckReads, #Longreads and explainers on abortion.

2013: The Year of the Intern?

Despite key court ruling and an upswing in legal challenges, many internship issues remain unresolved

Calculating ‘The Price of an Internship’

How much do you pay in tuition to take an internship? Here's how we calculate tuition share in "The Price of an Internship."

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