Untold Story

Journalist and researcher Jeremy Borden pursues the elusive Untold Story, the uncovered narratives and forces shaping American media and politics. From his perch in North Carolina and with a Midwestern-turned-Southern perspective.
Created 03 Feb 2019
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  • Barry Yeoman reflects on Alamance County
    18 Oct 2021 • 17 min read
    As abortion rights proponents have taken to the streets in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overruling of 50 years of precedent for Texas women, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about Alamance Cou...
  • A vision for North Carolina's grassroots, progressive future
    16 Jul 2021 • 13 min read
    Considering what it would take to shake up Democratic and progressive politics in North Carolina has me thinking a lot about Stacey Abrams. It took Abrams a decade or more of hard, unglamorous organiz...
  • The Assembly: Searching for McClatchy's North Carolina future
    18 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    Journalism is awkward. We ask people to reveal hidden truths and put their stories in our hands. Trust us, we whisper. We can hold your story and act as a mirror, giving it voice, power and independen...
  • Walter Hussman's views should end the debate over objectivity
    02 Jun 2021 • 8 min read
    In between airing the Trump rally live and skewering Elizabeth Warren for her support of universal healthcare, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson thought he’d engage in a debate over journalistic objectivity. I...
  • The Big Lie's long tail
    19 May 2021 • 13 min read
    Hey y’all, it’s been too long. I am revamping this blog newsletter thing with a new sense of purpose: to explore the gaps between movement politics, journalism and policy-making. It is a broad mission...
  • Why Democrats make normalcy radical
    07 Jan 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Subscribe now Yesterday was one of the most shameful days in American history and certainly up there in the pantheon of despicable, un-American behavior that has been the calling card of a four-year T...
  • Why we need the federal government in response to COVID
    02 Nov 2020 • 7 min read
    Subscribe now Happy election eve, I suppose. Are y’all nervous about the election? I sure am. Last week, I wrote a bit about Donald Trump, who has made our choice if not our outcome as clear as possib...
  • The real Donald Trump, if we care to see
    29 Oct 2020 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe and get independent journalism and an honest perspective about our political moment. I’m Jeremy Borden, independent journalist, reluctant political junkie, with a sense that more of us need ...
  • When power meets progressive ideals
    07 Oct 2020 • 15 min read
    Subscribe and get independent journalism and an honest perspective about our political moment. At Untold Story, I’m looking to work through and diagnose what ails political media coverage and deliver ...
  • Uncovering truth for murdered indigenous women in North Carolina
    06 Aug 2020 • 16 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe and get independent journalism and an honest perspective about our political moment. At Untold Story, I’m looking to work through and diagnose what ails political media coverage and deliver ...
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