Berlin Airlift Trailer | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. Following WWII, the Berlin airlift came to represent U.S. Cold War strategy in Europe, cementing alliances still in place today. Our new video is featured on Gilder Lehrman’s History School. Students can register here free: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-and-events/history-school/cold-war Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website:…

Racial Health Disparities Didn’t Start With Covid: The Overlooked History of Polio | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. The coronavirus pandemic, twice as deadly for Black Americans than whites, has highlighted racial disparities with roots in the past. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newslette…​ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport​​ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/RETROREPORT​​ Retro Report is an independent, nonprofit news…

Burden of Richmond Evictions Weighs Heaviest in Black Neighborhoods | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. After enduring decades of unfair housing practices and economic hardship, Black residents of Richmond, Va., now disproportionately face the risk of homelessness. Black residents have long been cut out of political decision making and redlined into zones where banks wouldn’t offer mortgages. The Covid-19 pandemic is magnifying those disparities. Subscribe to our…

We’re Catching More Diseases From Wild Animals, and It’s Our Fault. | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. Scientists who venture into rainforests and bat caves explain how viruses, like Covid-19, spill over from animals to people, and what we must do to stop the next pandemic. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport…

How Decades of Housing Discrimination Hurts Fresno in the Pandemic | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. In Fresno, Calif., the coronavirus pandemic has magnified damage caused by decades of discriminatory housing practices. Residents of its poorest neighborhoods, mostly people of color, face eviction at a higher rate than their white neighbors. This video was released in partnership with Fresnoland. Read their story here: https://www.fresnobee.com/fresnoland Our video was also…

How to Fact-Check History | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. The flood of information spilling across social networks into classrooms has led to cries for more “fact-checking,” but what exactly is that? How do you do it – especially if you’re trying to check something that happened decades ago? In this behind the scenes video, made for our new education initiative, Joe…

Poll Watchers and the Long History of Voter Intimidation | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. Poll watchers – observers who can report voting problems to local officials – operate under strict rules. President Trump’s call for his supporters to guard polling places during this election has raised concerns about the potential for voter intimidation. This story was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project: https://economichardship.org Subscribe to…

Enemies of the People: Trump and the Political Press (Media Mistakes Excerpt) | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. In this excerpt from Retro Report’s documentary “Enemies of the People: Trump and the Political Press,” top national political reporters admit mistakes in their reporting on the 2016 election campaign, from inaccurate polling to a misunderstanding of the political sentiments of large swaths of American voters. This documentary is released in collaboration…

Enemies of the People: Trump and the Political Press (CNN’s Missteps Excerpt) | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. In this excerpt from Retro Report’s documentary “Enemies of the People: Trump and the Political Press,” CEO Jeff Zucker acknowledges missteps in CNN’s 2016 campaign coverage, when many media outlets covered Donald Trump’s campaign as a spectacle that produced higher ratings. This documentary is released in collaboration with @VICE TV. Watch it…

Enemies of the People: Trump and the Political Press (False Equivalency Excerpt) | Retro Report 0 (0)

From RETRO REPORT. This excerpt of Retro Report’s documentary “Enemies of the People: Trump and the Political Press” explores how the journalistic instinct for “balanced” reporting on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016 played out, in particular when it came to coverage of the Clinton email investigation. This documentary is released in collaboration with…