Combating the Infodemic
We're spending the year investigating the sources and effects of disinformation that have undermined our trust in each other and democracy. and exploring what we can do to fight back.
Meet the team behind the Entitled to Equality news reporting project at Syracuse University's Newhouse School.
About This Project
A student-driven reporting project at Newhouse School of Syracuse University takes a deep and broad look at marijuana in New York as the state's drug laws remain in flux.
New York looked poised to legalize marijuana in 2020. Then COVID struck.
State lawmakers, and many of their student constituents, are disappointed legalization has once again been back-burnered.
Long before Europeans came to North America, the Mohawks lived and thrived on the land that now forms the border between northern New York and Canada. That border now splits the Mohawk Nation territory of Akwesasne in two.
While the Southern border has made headlines, the border to the north is nearly as active, with millions of crossings a year, smuggling, trade disputes and asylum seekers heading both north into Canada and south into the United States in search of a better life.
Canada and the United States seem similar at first glance, so is life in the two countries really that much different? For dairy farmers, maple syrup producers and marijuana entrepreneurs, the answer is most certainly “yes.”
Border residents reflect on how the past continues to shape their hometowns, from the urban renewal that seeks to revive tourism in the Niagara Falls region to the “river rats” who smuggled alcohol across the Saint Lawrence during prohibition.
Dozens of Newhouse School students deployed to New York’s border with Canada to report stories about the people, cultures, businesses and landscapes at the edge of two nations.