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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.

December 3, 2014 30 Comments

How The Media Covered Rape Allegations At UVA

Questions are being raised about a Rolling Stone reporter’s approach to investigating and telling the story of an alleged gang rape.

November 25, 2014 5 Comments

How The Media Handles Ferguson — And Vice Versa

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the media coverage in Ferguson, including how the press handled last night’s violent protests.

November 19, 2014 2 Comments

How Media Companies Are Responding To The Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

Netflix has decided to shelve a Cosby stand-up special and NBC is facing mounting pressure to can a sitcom project in the works.

November 12, 2014 19 Comments

Three Stories Of Sketchy Journalism

NPR’s David Folkenflik talks about whether journalists who fabricate or rip off copy from others should be banished from the field forever.

November 5, 2014 Comment

‘The Conversation’ Hopes To Bring ‘Academic Rigor’ To News

A new journalistic organization enlists academics to explain complex stories, rather than using correspondents like most media outlets do.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Fusion Marks One Year In News

The TV network, born from the marriage of Univision and ABC, caters to millennials — particularly Latino millennials.

October 22, 2014 Comment

How Ben Bradlee Re-Shaped America’s Newspapers

As the editor who directed the Watergate coverage, Bradlee left an indelible mark on the newspaper industry.

October 15, 2014 3 Comments

How Well Is The Media Covering Ebola?

David Folkenflik discusses how the media have been covering Ebola as NBC’s Nancy Snyderman takes heat for breaking a voluntary quarantine.

October 10, 2014 Comment

Washington Post App: Reversing the Paper's Problems?

The Washington Post will distribute a new app through Amazon. Will it help solve the paper’s digital and financial woes?

October 1, 2014 Comment

A Media Blast From the Past

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the trend of print publications republishing archival materials.

September 16, 2014 2 Comments

Sports Broadcasters React To Domestic Violence In The NFL

Even with multi-million dollar contracts between networks and the NFL, some sportscasters are excoriating the NFL over its response to players accused of domestic violence.

September 9, 2014 2 Comments

TMZ Video Brings Down Ray Rice

How did a gossip site obtain footage of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee, and why didn’t traditional sports journalist break the story first?

September 3, 2014 Comment

How Should The Media Cover ISIS?

How do newsrooms walk the line between covering these atrocities, and allowing ISIS to dictate the news cycle?

August 27, 2014 2 Comments

Reporters Say Questions About Police Corruption Led Them Back To The Newsroom

The Philadelphia Inquirer says it dug up damaging evidence against reporters at its sister newspaper the Daily News.

August 22, 2014 Comment

After Foley, How To Protect Journalists In Conflict?

Th U.S. refuses to pay ransom for hostages, but that doesn’t stop terrorist groups from continuing to kidnap journalists in conflict areas.

August 14, 2014 Comment

Arrest Of Journalists In Ferguson Raises More Questions About Police Conduct

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses what this could reveal about how police are treating locals.

July 23, 2014 6 Comments

Deeply Divided Opinions On Israel And Gaza Make News Coverage A Balancing Act

Nearly every report on the fighting between Israel and Hamas is considered biased by one side or the other.

July 16, 2014 Comment

Rupert Murdoch Makes A Play For Time Warner

The $80 billion takeover bid from Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox was rebuffed, but that may not stop the media magnate’s advances.

July 11, 2014 2 Comments

The Plot Thickens For Senator Menendez

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses how this strange story about the New Jersey Democrat has unfolded in the media, and its validity.

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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.