Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:
- ‘Pragmatic’: How Corporate Media Praise Dems Who Abandon Progressive Values
Corporate media hide their pro-business positions behind a veneer of pragmatism, presenting their ideas as common sense.
- Corporate Media Filled With Nameless Voices Attacking Progressive Democrats
Corporate media are granting anonymity to sources in the Democratic establishment looking to run opposition talking points against progressive lawmakers and organizations.
- ‘Monsanto Has Worked Very Hard to Discredit Me and My Work’ – CounterSpin interview with Carey Gillam on Monsanto's attack on journalism
"It's subterfuge. It's a fraud upon the public, it's an intended fraud upon the media, and it's designed to control the narrative and control the news."
- On Gun Violence, ‘We Need the Federal Government to Take Bold Steps’ – CounterSpin interview with Ernest Coverson on guns & human rights
"We can't continue to work in silos of doing this gun violence work, that urban areas' gun violence, domestic violence, suicide rates from gun violence, all talked about in the report,… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Media Blackout on Brazil’s Anti-Bolsonaro Protests – Why are New York Times and Guardian downplaying resistance to Brazil’s far-right president?
Downplaying and ignoring organized resistance supports Bolsonaro’s sub-fascist project for Brazil, and the US corporations that benefit from it.
Breaking News from the Center for Media and Democracy:
- "The House is on Fire," Climate Strikes Come to America March 15
- The Koch Brothers' Freedom Partners Group Spends $115.2 Million in 2017
- Heavy-Handed Industry Maneuver to Crush Soda and Grocery Taxes Is on Oregon Ballot
- Democrats Reintroduce DISCLOSE Act to Combat Dark Money "Poison"
- Coal Lobbyist Hosted Fundraisers for Senators Evaluating His Nomination for Top EPA Post
Breaking News from Columbia Journalism Review:
- Headlines editors probably wish they could take back
IN THIS WEEK’S LOWERCASE… Pitcher Bartolo Colón makes for a funny headline. Via Reddit My nominee for worst Catholic newspaper typo of the year. pic.twitter.com/dGUzNnhZ9U — Matt Franck (@Matthe… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Unpacking The New York Times’s multitudes
It’s been a difficult few weeks for The New York Times. A little over a month ago, the paper, along with many of its rivals, was called out for its euphemistic descriptions of Trump’s racist tweets. T… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Can music journalism transcend its access problem?
A music writer’s job is easily romanticized: Imagine getting paid to listen to music, that most universal, immediately resonant, and cool-conferring of art forms. Sure, modern writers spend just as mu… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Playing at climate catastrophe
For the tens of thousands who live and work along the California coast, no issue looms as large as sea-level rise. Since Rosanna Xia joined the Los Angeles Times in 2010, this symptom of climate chang… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Mark Halperin got a second chance. He isn’t the only one.
In late October 2017, as the sexual-abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein reverberated across the landscape of American power, five women told CNN’s Oliver Darcy that Mark Halperin, a high-profil… (Click on article title to continue reading)