Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:
- ‘Their Policies Toward Indigenous People and Toward the Land Need to Change’ – CounterSpin interview with Amrah Salomon on Indigenous Peoples Day
"Removing the symbol of those things, it allows us to open conversations, but those conversations need to lead towards concrete actions."
- It’s OK to Criticize the Fed—Even for Presidents
Political figures have every right in the world to complain if the Fed is being overly concerned about inflation at the cost of slower growth and higher unemployment.
- Teresa Basilio on Puerto Rico Communication Failure, Amrah Salomon on Indigenous Peoples Day
For media activists, Hurricane Maria and the official response only underscored the need for the creation of communications systems grounded in community.
- ‘Nobody Should Be Trusted With That Level of Power’ – CounterSpin interview with Neil deMause on Amazon
"They want people thinking, and voting, on the basis of, 'What’s best for me for easy shopping,' not, 'What’s best for me as a worker?'"
- WaPo Picks a Side in Maryland Race—the Side That’s Offering Billions to Amazon
Looming over the Washington Post’s coverage of the Maryland governor’s race is Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s ingratiating support for Amazon, the e-commerce giant owned by the world’s richest person,… (Click on article title to continue reading)
Breaking News from the Center for Media and Democracy:
- 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
- Koch Demands Corporate Welfare From One of America’s Poorest Cities
- ALEC's Corporate Sponsors Top Nation's Lawbreaker List
Breaking News from Columbia Journalism Review:
- The challenge of reporting the Khashoggi story
Since October 2, when Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, disappeared inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, horrific—and unverified—details have cascaded from the Turkish press to our own…. (Click on article title to continue reading)
- The ‘North Korea of Africa’? Not so fast.
For years, news outlets in Europe and North America have aimed to cover African places and people in terms familiar to their audiences. Such comparisons are usually well-meaning and may help readers c… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Civil’s token sale fails to hit target. What now?
As Civil’s cryptocurrency token sale drew to a close on Monday, it seemed highly improbable the project would make its $8 million minimum target, and in fact it did not. Civil, which is building… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Washington: Holding police accountable for their use of deadly force
Ahead of the November 6 elections, CJR invited writers to spotlight stories that deserve closer scrutiny, in their states and beyond, before voters cast their ballots. Read other dispatches from “Stat… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- How extensive restrictions have shaped the story in Xinjiang, China
From the moment reporters arrive in Xinjiang province, a remote region in northwest China, they are shadowed by security officials. Sometimes, it’s just a few. For reporters representing prominent pub… (Click on article title to continue reading)