Robert Davis


Robert Davis is a freelance reporter based in Denver. He covers housing, homelessness, and poverty. His writing has appeared in The Progressive Magazine, Invisible People, and The Denver Voice, among others. Robert is currently pursuing his master’s degree in journalism at NYU.

Character animation of Alex Jones, the host of Infowars

August 17, 2022

Opinion: Alex Jones and the Limits of Performative Speech in New Media

The ongoing defamation cases against Alex Jones, the infamous host of the internet and radio program Infowars, are an instructive example of the limitations of performative speech in the new media landscape.

Former Congressman Mark Meadows speaks at a Turning Point USA rally in 2019

August 2, 2022

Opinion: Rolling Stone and the Difficulties of Anonymous Sourcing

I do not believe that Rolling Stone should have granted anonymity to a source to speculate about the prospects of Meadows’ legal case.

An aisle of a grocery store facing the dairy refrigerators

July 19, 2022

Podcast: The Enduring Impact of Food Lion v. ABC Primetime Live

When is it okay for journalists to go undercover for a story? Where is the line between the individual right to privacy and the press’ right to gather news? Can the courts hold the press to its ethical standards? These are some of the questions raised by the Food Lion vs. ABC Primetime case from July 1995. Unfortunately, there seem to be no more clear answers today than there were more than 25 years ago.

A homeless person holds a sign saying "Seeking Human Kindness" in a subway station

July 6, 2022

Opinion: A Newsroom Covering Homelessness Works to End It. Is That Wrong?

While some may say Invisible People publishes propaganda, I believe the organization’s materials qualify as advocacy journalism. 

June 16, 2022

Project Veritas and Journalism’s Gray Matter in the Digital Age

Project Veritas is a symbol of how perverted the definition of “journalism” has become, adjacent to the struggles to define professional journalism in a digital information ecosystem.