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January 29, 2016 17 Comments

A Media Report Card On The Flint Water Crisis

The water quality in Flint was an issue long before the national news media got to the story. Many are asking, “What took so long?”

January 22, 2016 22 Comments

South Carolina Lawmaker Calls For Journalism Registry, Background Checks

The “Responsible Journalism Registry Law,” which is patterned after gun registration laws, is raising First Amendment concerns.

January 14, 2016 7 Comments

Why Al Jazeera America Is Shutting Down

The decision comes as the cable channel’s parent company, Al Jazeera Media Network, is expanding its digital operations.

December 15, 2015 3 Comments

Are Journalists Breaking The News, Or Spreading Terror?

NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik examines the media’s role when stories of potentially ISIS-related activity break.

November 12, 2015 19 Comments

Mizzou Protesters And Journalists Clash Over First Amendment Rights

A video of the protests at the University of Missouri shows student protesters and staff trying to eject student journalists.

September 11, 2015 6 Comments

National Geographic Changes Hands, Raising Questions About Coverage

The publication is a leader in environmental reporting, but 21st Century Fox is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a climate change skeptic.

September 4, 2015 2 Comments

Iran Mentions Prisoner Swap, But Rezaian’s Fate Still Unsure

The speaker of Iran’s parliament mentioned a prisoner swap as a practical way Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian could be freed.

August 28, 2015 3 Comments

After Katrina, New Orleans Media Didn’t Leave

The hurricane shut down the Times-Picayune’s presses but that didn’t stop the staff from covering the storm around the clock.

August 26, 2015 25 Comments

Trump Kicks Out Univision’s Jorge Ramos: The Aftermath

Donald Trump continued making media enemies last night when he kicked out Univision’s most recognizable journalist.

August 20, 2015 3 Comments

Gawker, Salon, Vice To Unionize Their Editorial Staffs

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik explains why unions are making their way into new media, and why BuzzFeed is opting out.

May 21, 2015 23 Comments

Wide Media Coverage Of Fabricated Study Raises The Question, How To Do It Better?

The results of a recent study in the journal Science about changing people’s views on gay marriage turned out to be fabricated.

May 7, 2015 8 Comments

Turmoil Leads Al Jazeera America To Remove Head Of Network

Ehab Al Shihabi has lost his job as CEO of the news network, following the resignations of three high-ranking executives in the last week.

April 29, 2015 Comment

A Look At Media Coverage Of The Riots In Baltimore

As Jon Stewart noted on The Daily Show, some news outlets ignored the riots in favor of covering the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

April 22, 2015 12 Comments

’60 Minutes’ Footage Of Sarin Gas Attack Prompts Questions About Graphic Images

CBS News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley said there was no question at the network of whether or not to air the video.

April 15, 2015 24 Comments

HBO On Trial For ‘Fabricating’ Child Labor Story

British sports equipment supplier Mitre is claiming HBO defamed the company in a 2008 segment of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”

April 6, 2015 15 Comments

Report Finds Failures In Rolling Stone’s Retracted Rape Story

The report, commissioned by Rolling Stone, was authored by Columbia Graduate School of Journalism deans.

March 18, 2015 Comment

Durst ‘Confession’ Raises Ethical Questions

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the ethical questions for filmmakers surrounding a supposed confession caught on tape.

March 11, 2015 Comment

12,000 Words About A-Rod, And Not A Single One From Him

J.R. Moehringer spent more than 100 hours with Alex Rodriguez to write a piece for ESPN The Magazine, but didn’t quote him once.

March 4, 2015 7 Comments

As An Activist, How Do You Cover Immigration As A Journalist?

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses #EmergingUS and how news organizations have walked the line between activism and journalism.

February 23, 2015 16 Comments

Did Bill O’Reilly Embellish His Reporting?

The Fox News host is in the spotlight after allegations surfaced that he may have embellished personal accounts of his war reporting.

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February 4 5 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 112 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.