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May 21, 2015 20 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.

February 18, 2015 9 Comments

How Is ‘NBC Nightly News’ Doing Without Brian Williams?

It’s been about a week since Lester Holt took over the anchor desk, after Williams was put on leave without pay.

February 11, 2015 8 Comments

Two Media Giants Leaving Their Desks

As NBC announced Brian Williams will take a six-month unpaid leave of absence, word came that Jon Stewart will leave the “Daily Show.”

February 4, 2015 49 Comments

The Danger Of A Two-Sided Measles Story 

Does the media have a responsibility to report the scientific truth about measles, despite the controversy around people’s opinions?

January 30, 2015 Comment

Amid National Racial Turmoil, New York Times Drops Its Race Beat

Race and ethnicity reporter Tanzina Vega has been reassigned to cover the Bronx courts. NPR’s David Folkenflik weighs in.

January 28, 2015 5 Comments

Indiana Governor Getting Heat For State-Sponsored News Site

NPR’s David Folkenflik weighs in on Gov. Mike Pence’s plan for a state-run taxpayer-funded news site called “Just IN.”

January 14, 2015 19 Comments

Newest Charlie Hebdo Issue Empowers, Offends And Sells Out

NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik discusses the new issue, reaction to it and what it means for free speech.

January 7, 2015 3 Comments

A Closer Look At Charlie Hebdo

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the satirical French newspaper’s history, writers and cartoonists, following a terror attack on its offices.

December 31, 2014 Comment

The Media’s Hits And Misses In 2014

From Serial to Rolling Stone’s botched UVA investigation, media correspondent David Folkenflik reviews the year’s dramatic twists and turns in the world of media.

December 17, 2014 3 Comments

In The Media: Torture By Any Other Name

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses how language choice in the media can frame the way we think about a subject.

December 10, 2014 Comment

As Editor-In-Chief Steps Down, Changes In Store for ‘The Bloomberg Way’

Matthew Winkle developed the newsroom’s reporting and editing method, and is now being replaced as editor-in-chief.

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May 20 Comment

‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.

May 19 16 Comments

White House Unveils Plan To Save Honeybees

The White House's Pollinator Health Task Force has released a strategy to help improve bee habitat and health.

May 19 2 Comments

Congressman Weighs Risk And Rewards In ISIS Raid

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says he's concerned about balancing the risk to soldiers and the value of the captured intelligence.