Does fact-based journalism have a future?

In a Rochester Beacon online forum, renowned political journalists Tom Hamburger and John Harris discussed the challenges of producing in-depth reporting in an era of hyper-partisanship and news cycles driven by social media.

An artful response to life under lockdown

A string of rusty, peeling fire hydrants in Fairport have undergone brightly whimsical, multicolored transformations. They are the creations of a village resident for whom the pandemic had brought societal decay into sharper relief.

Can trust be restored?

The death of Daniel Prude has caused a deep breach between Rochester police and the people they serve. Does another divide—on how to respond—separate elders and younger members of the Black community?