Clark Merrefield joined Journalist’s Resource in 2019 after working as a reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, as a researcher and editor on three books related to the Great Recession, and as a federal government communications strategist. He was a John Jay College Juvenile Justice Journalism Fellow and his work has been awarded by Investigative Reporters and Editors. @cmerref
Shorenstein Center fellow Jane Perlez and reporter Clark Merrefield discuss the Hong Kong protests, trade war perceptions, reporting challenges and what she misses most about being New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief.
Federal law doesn't require background checks for private gun sales. Many 2020 Democrats favor background checks for all gun purchases. Can universal background checks curb gun violence? Here's what the research says.
Nearly every 2020 Democratic candidate polling above half a percentage point nationally supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Most research finds small job losses from minimum wage hikes.
The federal agency charged with ensuring fairness in housing is proposing a rule change critics say would make it harder to fight housing discrimination — and supporters say would help prevent unnecessary lawsuits.