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Michael Lee-Murphy

Reporter. A furious return to basics. Right hands as referees.

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Ricochet: Radically Mainstream

Michael Lee-Murphy on May 21, 2014

The AP tells its reporters ‘keep it short’. Larger legacy media consistently misses or willfully ignores stories of major importance, like missing and murdered indigenous women. Whenever stories about Quebec appear in English media in the rest of the country,...

Belfast's Lesser Known Violence

Michael Lee-Murphy on September 10, 2013

By Michael Lee-Murphy A peace wall at Cupar Way in West Belfast, separating the Catholic Falls Road from the Protestant Shankill Road. (Robin Kirk/Duke Human Rights Center) As decades of the Rosary dragged by, the slack of years ago hauled upBead...

Runaway Train on the Page: Media and Oil

Michael Lee-Murphy on July 09, 2013

“You just sit at your typewriter until little drops of blood appear on your forehead.” - Red Smith The runaway train and subsequent explosion that destroyed much of the historic downtown of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, happened at 1:30 a.m. last Saturday. Many...