After three years of financial struggles, Al Jazeera America (AJAM) executives announced that the network will stop broadcasting at the end of April. The closure marks the final chapter of a turbulent existence, in which the channel invested heavily but failed to gain a meaningful market share in American television news.
Everyone got it wrong. Clinton’s campaign was never in the dire state that the press claimed it was. And Trump, it turns out, appears to be a perfect messenger for today’s increasingly radical and intolerant Republican Party.
In my experience, you can fool a golden retriever exactly twice with the old hidden ball trick. So if the paper’s latest blunder is any indication, a golden retriever is overqualified to edit ‘The New York Times.’
Jan Larson McLaughlin usually writes her editorial in the newsroom, but this one required special care. She was taking on the National Rifle Association, and she was doing it in Ohio. What happened next should bother everyone who cares about a free press.
Barack Obama was once the young president with the golden voice. Now he seems like King David shorn of his harp and songs he composed to inspire his people. While I remain in his camp, sweet reason is not going to lull the NRA or ISIS.
In most newsrooms these days, fear reigns. That is no way for a journalist to take on the world — or corruption at your local city hall.
GOP presidential candidate John Kasich seems to labor under some 1950s retro fantasy that all women are either as ‘angry as Hillary’ or as silly as teeny-boppers.
When Rolling Stone retracted the UVA story, they asked Columbia Journalism Review to conduct an independent investigation on what had gone wrong. The answer: Pretty much everything.
The Columbia team reiterated Monday that it found deep flaws in the reporting and editing of the woman’s narrative of her allegedly being gang raped at a University of Virginia fraternity.