Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:
- ‘The FBI Appears to Be Engaged in a Modern-Day Version of COINTELPRO’ – CounterSpin interview with Nusrat Choudhury on FBI targeting of black activists
"These modern-day protest movements are critical to realizing the full potential of American democracy and promises to equality and racial justice. Those movements should not be surveilled."
- Amee Chew on Philippines Under Duterte
Corporate media don't talk much about the Philippines, much less about the US responsibility there.
- Media Cheer Assange’s Arrest
Whatever your view of Assange might be, it seems clear he shares virtually nothing in common with those in positions of influence in big media outlets, who have been only too happy to watch his demise… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Outlets Denounced as ‘Enemies of People’ Still Promote Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Narratives
by Joshua Cho If you keep up with all the various xenophobic “crises” and “threats” propagated by corporate media—depicting the United States as an overwhelmed nation, besieged by teeming swarms of sc… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- ‘Women Take Home Less Money Than They’ve Rightfully Earned’ – CounterSpin interview with Deborah Vagins on the gender pay gap
"There is stigma—still—about the value of women's work, and that when women enter fields, the pay actually goes down."
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:
- 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)