Carl Stoffers

Editor/Journalism Professor

The New York Times Upfront
Are We Headed for a New Cold War?

Today's tensions between the U.S. and Russia under Vladimir Putin are reminiscent of America's standoff with the Soviet Union.

The New York Times Upfront
Fake News Fooling Millions

Fabricated stories on social media are influencing major events like the presidential election. How can we separate fact from fiction?

The Wall Street Journal
No More Bouts, but the Fight Goes On

After losing it all, Iran Barkley is shopping his life story and working with a charity to help other former boxers get back on their feet after life knocks them down.

The New York Times Upfront
Rethinking Juvenile Justice

Can young offenders be reformed? A growing number of states think so—but not everyone is convinced.

The New York Times Upfront
Should Bail be Eliminated?

Some say the bail system discriminates against the poor and should be scrapped, but many in law enforcement disagree.

The Marshall Project
Narcan: It Saves Lives. Does It Enable Addicts?

Jonathan Goyer was dying. Collapsed on the floor of his room in a group home for recovering addicts in Rhode Island two years ago, he was barely breathing. His lips and hands were blue, he had lost consciousness. The heroin he injected in the midst of a relapse was about to kill him.

The New York Times Upfront
Death in 20 Seconds

A synthetic drug called fentanyl is making America's opioid epidemic even more lethal

The New York Times Upfront
A Painful Legacy

Should colleges that had ties to slavery more than 150 years ago take steps to make up for it?

The Marshall Project
How the Law Will Adapt to Oregon's Legalized Pot

Oregon today became the fourth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Under the package of laws, anyone 21 and older can carry up to an ounce of cannabis (enough for 30 to 40 generously sized joints) and grow up to four plants in their home.

The Marshall Project
Fact-Checking Season 3 of Orange Is the New Black

Compared with what I used to do for a living, the assignment from my editors at The Marshall Project was simple: Binge-watch the third season of Orange Is the New Black and tell us what you think. They had two reasons for choosing me.

The Marshall Project
For the First Time, Vermont Will Search Prison Staffers

For employees of Vermont's seven state prisons, reporting for work each day has meant little more than walking through the door. No body searches, no metal detector, no need to empty pockets, backpacks, or purses. Being cleared to board a commercial airliner can be far more intrusive.

New York Daily News
L.A. jail to stop shackling inmates for 'potty watch'

A Los Angeles county jail has ended the practice of shackling inmates to walls while waiting for them to expel contraband - a practice known as "potty watch" - after 24 cases of alleged abuse were referred to prosecutors. Dozens of inmates at the North County Correctional Facility - a maximum security jail in Castaic run by the L.A.

The New York Times Upfront
Equal Pay for Equal Play?

As women's sports become more popular, female athletes are demanding to be paid like their male counterparts

The New York Times Upfront
Is Football too Dangerous?

Participation in high school football is declining. What does that mean for the future of America's most popular sport?

New York Daily News
Cop who mistakenly shot suspect will not be charged

A California cop who shot an unarmed DUI suspect after a fatal high-speed crash last month will not face criminal charges, officials announced. Paradise Police Officer Patrick Feaster's actions were "unintentional and possibly negligent, but not criminally so," according to a statement released Thursday by Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.

New York Daily News
LGBT inmates face abuse, solitary in U.S. prisons: study

People from the LGBT community who are sentenced to prison are not only victims of abuse by other inmates - they're more likely to spend their sentence in crushing solitary confinement, according to a new report.

The New York Times Upfront
Too Young to Say 'I Do'?

Underage teens can still get married in most states. some lawmakers and advocates are trying to change that.

New York Daily News
Albany sheriff starts heroin treatment unit at county jail

An upstate New York sheriff has created a separate wing in the county jail to house inmates addicted to opiates. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says the jail's new program was developed in response to the heroin epidemic that has taken hold in his county.

New York Daily News
Wu-Tang Clan and Tribe released classics on the same day.

On Nov. 9, 1993, the golden age of hip hop reached what many consider its peak, when two hip hop masterpieces were released - The Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight Marauders."

Edison rallies to defeat Woodbridge

The Greater Middlesex Conference boys volleyball match between Woodbridge and Edison had all the earmarks of a fierce battle between two intense rivals. The Eagles rallied from a first-game loss to win the match 2-1, winning the last two games by identical 25-22 scores.

The Hockey Writers
2011-2012 New Jersey Devils: A Look Back

In the chorus of his 1974 hit song "My Eyes Adored You" Frankie Valli, proud son of Newark and world famous crooner, sings, "So close, so close and yet, so far away." Undoubtedly a tribute to some long lost love of his, Valli's words are also a fitting eulogy to the bittersweet season completed by ...

The Hockey Writers
New Jersey Devils Defy History, Force Game 6 in Los Angeles

What a difference a few days makes. The New Jersey Devils became the first team since 1945 to force a sixth game after trailing three games to none in the Stanley Cup Final with a tough 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night in Newark.

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