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Contributors / David Usborne

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Case of the vanishing journalists

TV, newspapers and podcasts have made reinvestigating old crimes big news. But who can they turn to for help? Meet two reporters who left their jobs to become media-minded private eyes.

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Power Stations

‘Magic walls’ and ‘QVR’ are in the lexicon this year for TV anchors covering the US election. Monocle looks at the networks’ top 10 secret weapons in the battle to report the winners and losers of the big day.

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Dream team

As the US presidential elections draw closer, at Monocle we’ve been turning our attention to who we’d like to see in the Cabinet. From CEOs to hip hop moguls, we’ve found a team who could change America’s image around the…

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Outside influence

US voters are perceived as being oblivious to the world outside their country. But war, immigration and an increasingly globalised economy mean that foreign affairs will play a bigger part in the 2008 election than they…

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Not for hire

Alaska’s youngest governor, Sarah Palin, is taking US politics by storm. Her anti-corruption drives have found astonishing success – her approval rating is at 90 per cent. Now Rudy Giuliani is rumoured to want her as his…

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Power plant

Yes, they can look pretty, but Diana Balmori’s landscaping projects can also change cities, make people happier and healthier and battle climate change. A pioneer of the green roofs movement, she helped build New York’s…


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