Mistakes in News


Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:

Breaking News from the Center for Media and Democracy:

Breaking News from Columbia Journalism Review:

  • Why disabled journalists should report on disability
    Early last year, I published a story about my life with chronic illness and disability. I thought I did well, and used the correct terms to describe myself and other people with disabilities in a resp… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • How the press changed its tune on William Barr
    In January, William Barr was Trump’s nominee for attorney general. When he went to the Senate for his confirmation hearing, the stakes were high: if given the job, Barr would take on oversight of the… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Facebook tries to figure out what a fact is in an era of politicized truth
    Facebook’s third-party fact-checking project, which was launched with much fanfare in December of 2016, has been criticized a number of times over the past year or so. And it came under fire aga… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Mueller report props up reporting, Sanders’s ‘slip of the tongue,’ and more
    Did William Barr, the attorney general, mislead in his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report? Will whistleblowers, even news outlets, be exposed in the document? Did the press get a… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Collusion by any other name
    Copies of the report by Robert Mueller have been distributed, like flashlights during a deep fog. What we’ve made out so far, and will continue to see, is a landscape of not only the new but also what… (Click on article title to continue reading)