Friday, March 6, 2015
Journalism
Joni Ernst

Believers Of Ernst Hoax Say A Lot About Who We Are

In politics, the line between the real and the ridiculous is more blurred than ever.

February 18, 2015
Photo: NBC News anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at 2014 Stand Up For Heroes at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City (AFP/Andrew H. Walker)

Brian Williams Pays Price For Tall Tales

Will Brian Williams ever be able to salvage his reputation?

February 17, 2015
Photo: Jon Stewart has hosted "The Daily Show" for 16 years (AFP/Robin Marchant)

Stewart, Williams, And Thick Skins

There’s a problem with all of the media focus on Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

February 12, 2015
Photo: NBC News anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at 2014 Stand Up For Heroes at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City (AFP/Andrew H. Walker)

Why I’m Pulling For Brian Williams

Connie Schultz explains why journalists want Williams’ career to survive.

February 11, 2015
Photo: Top US television anchor Brian Williams says he is taking himself off the air for "several days" as he faces an internal investigation for embellishing an Iraq war story (AFP/Robyn Beck)

Brian Williams’ Lies Are Not Equal To Those Of Fox ‘News’

If Williams worked for Fox News, would anyone care that he lied?

February 11, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Getting Your Story Right On Iraq

Jon Stewart is glad that somebody is finally being held accountable for lying about the Iraq War.

February 10, 2015
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At Least 60 Journalists Killed In 2014, Almost Half In The Middle East

The past three years have been the deadliest on record for journalists.

December 23, 2014
University of Virginia

No Defense For ‘Rolling Stone’ Mistakes

The magazine’s errors should shock every journalist in America.

December 10, 2014
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Weekend Reader: ‘#NEWSFAIL: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will’

Don’t miss this hilarious story of what happens when two podcasters meet corporate media.

November 22, 2014
Rocky Mountain News

A Big Election With Little Local Journalism

What if you held an election and nobody showed up to cover it?

November 21, 2014
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LA Times Names Internet Strategist Nicco Mele Deputy Publisher

Nico Mele has helped politicians win elections through his technological expertise. He now joins the Los Angeles Times as deputy publisher.

November 18, 2014
Hillary Clinton stumps for Minnesota's Al Franken and Mark Dayton

Personality Politics And The Decline Of Political Journalism

The latest ridiculous attack against the Clintons speaks volumes about the problem with the media.

October 29, 2014
Hong Kong protest

May A Million Umbrellas Bloom

The protests in Hong Kong are good news for democracy.

October 1, 2014
Teacher covers Ferguson protests

In An Effort To Make A Lesson Better, Missouri’s Teacher Of The Year Found Himself In The Middle Of Violence

By Jessica Bock, St. Louis Post-Dispatch HAZELWOOD, Mo. — The scar on Chris Holmes’ left temple could be considered a marker of the measures he’ll take to make a lesson matter to his journalism students at Hazelwood West High School. After the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, Holmes attended what was supposed […]

September 18, 2014
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Endorse This: Here’s What Happens When You Film The GOP

When Republican politicians assembled for a rally in Dawsonville, Georgia two weekends ago, nobody thought that things could turn violent. But that was before a journalist showed up with a camera. Click above to see what happened when the organizers decided that they didn’t want to be recorded — the confrontation begins at the 14 minute mark […]

September 2, 2014
Washington Post

Bezos Names New Publisher At Washington Post

Washington (AFP) – The Washington Post has a new publisher, owner Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday in his latest move to reshape the prestigious daily for the digital era. Bezos, the Internet entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, named Fred Ryan as publisher and chief executive, replacing family scion Katharine Weymouth. Ryan is a former Reagan administration […]

September 2, 2014
Francois Hollande

French Actress Wins Criminal Case Over Hollande Affair Pics

dpa PARIS — French actress Julie Gayet whose affair with President Francois Hollande caused a sensation earlier this year won a second court case Tuesday against the gossip magazine that revealed their liaison. A criminal court in Nanterre west of Paris ruled that a picture of published by Closer magazine of Gayet in her car […]

September 2, 2014
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Black And White In Ferguson And Journalism

When you don’t know if the violent scenes on the evening news are in Iraq or in Ferguson, Missouri, then things are bad. Something is rotten in the state of Missouri. Ferguson is a dark small town where rage boiled over after a white police officer fatally shot a young black man while he was […]

August 22, 2014
Rahm Emanuel

Journalists On The Government’s Blacklist

As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed that many government information officers block specific journalists they don’t like from accessing information. The news comes as 47 federal inspectors general sent a letter […]

August 22, 2014
New York Times

New York Times Makes Change At Top

By Alana Semuels and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — Just three years into her tenure, the first female editor of The New York Times was forced out because of what the publisher called management issues in the newsroom. Jill Abramson will be replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet, who will be the […]

May 15, 2014
New York Times

Jayson Blair And All The Lies Not Fit To Print

Why did you do it? The movie opens with that question. In response, Jayson Blair makes a joke. “This one again,” he mutters, rolling his eyes in mock consternation at the predictability of it. But predictable as it is and as long as he’s had to ponder it, Blair still ends up punting. “I don’t […]

May 5, 2014
Newspapers

Global Press Freedom Slips To Decade Low

Washington (AFP) – World press freedom has hit its lowest level in a decade after a regression in Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine, and U.S. efforts to curb national security reporting, a watchdog said Thursday. A report by Freedom House, which has been conducting annual surveys since 1980, found that the share of the world’s population […]

May 1, 2014
The Watchdog That Didn't Bark

Weekend Reader: ‘The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis And The Disappearance Of Investigative Journalism’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Watchdog that Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism by Dean Starkman, editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Starkman argues that the institutionalization of muckraking from the 1960s and the investigative culture of journalism have worn off. This […]

March 29, 2014
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Hong Kong Journalist Stabbed Amid Concerns Of Eroding Media Freedoms

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A recently dismissed Hong Kong newspaper editor was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after assailants stabbed him in the back and leg and fled on a motorbike. The assault on Kevin Lau, whose removal as editor of the Ming Pao daily last month helped spark demonstrations over erosion […]

February 26, 2014
Tom Brokaw

Veteran U.S. Newsman Brokaw Has Cancer

Los Angeles (AFP) – The veteran U.S. television journalist Tom Brokaw said he has been diagnosed with cancer, but doctors are encouraged by his progress. The NBC News special correspondent was told last August that he has multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, and has been receiving treatment since then, […]

February 12, 2014