Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:
- Support the Tropes
Corporate media invoke the language of human rights and humanitarianism to convince those to the left of center to accept, if not support, US actions abroad.
- ‘We Really Can’t Take Anything These Companies Say at Face Value’
"We really can't understate the importance of relationships in Washington, and specifically how much the revolving door benefits corporate interests."
- Chip Gibbons on Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale
Daniel Hale stands convicted of revealing things the US government didn't want known about its drone warfare programs—the ones elite media have often presented as precise in separating "bad… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China
Western news outlets have deceptively omitted the centrality of media-promoted Sinophobia to the latest spike in hate crimes toward anyone perceived to be Chinese.
- ‘It’s in the Interest of Everyone in the US to Vaccinate the World as Quickly as Possible’
"If we don't ramp up manufacturing quickly, with some new investments and some high-level political leadership now, a million more people will die than would otherwise be the case, and trill… (Click on article title to continue reading)
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:
- CNN Public Editor: how a ratings fixation affects coverage
For cable outlets including CNN, ratings are a kind of deity. Every day, producers receive viewer numbers. What people have watched previously determines their coverage. If immigration and climate cha… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Looking for a future beyond print in western Iowa
The Western Iowa Journalism Foundation was formed amid the pandemic to try to address the decline of journalism in the region. The foundation’s goal is to funnel philanthropic aid toward local publica… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Myanmar’s military junta slaughters protesters and press freedom
In early February, in the days after Myanmar’s military overthrew the elected government, E. Tammy Kim spoke, for CJR, with Swe Win, the editor of Myanmar Now, a news outlet based in Yangon. Kim first… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Could NFTs help the media, or are they just a sideshow?
Over the past several months, technology journalists have had to get used to a new concept: the “non-fungible token,” or NFT, a concept that has been lighting up the cryptocurrency world,… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Ron DeSantis’s narrative whiplash
On Sunday, 60 Minutes, on CBS, aired a segment examining “how the wealthy cut the line during Florida’s frenzied vaccine rollout,” and the “corruption allegations clouding” the effort. At one point, r… (Click on article title to continue reading)