Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:
- With People in the Streets Worldwide, Media Focus Uniquely on Hong Kong
From the Yellow Vests in France to demonstrations in Lebanon, Gaza, Chile, Ecuador and Haiti, sustained movements all over the planet have taken to the street demanding change. Yet media have been dis… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Julie Hollar on Election 2020 Coverage
Voters are looking for substantive reporting on candidates' public records. But as we record the show, the major election story seems to be about Joe Biden's leg hair.
- ‘It’s This Culture of Secrecy That’s Pervading the Courts’ – CounterSpin interview with Melissa Goodman on the PATRIOT Act
"If the government is going to come in and say you can't say something you have a constitutional right to say, they have to meet a very high burden."
- ‘Giuliani Did All the Wrong Things on That Day’ – CounterSpin interview with Wayne Barrett on Rudy Giuliani and 9/11
"All of the media coverage in the aftermath of 9/11 stressed how Giuliani was the king of Ground Zero, that he ran it from top to bottom. That was at a time when everyone thought it was going so… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Moving Jobs to Mexico Was a Feature, Not a Bug, of NAFTA
No one should have been surprised by the loss of high-paying, union manufacturing jobs to Mexico; that is exactly the result that NAFTA was designed for.
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:
- Podcast: When facts can’t help
Democracy is reliant on facts, but fact-checking no longer seem to dispel misleading information. As a prelude to next week’s Disinfo 2020: Prepping the Press conference, Kyle Pope, editor and publish… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Disinfo Redux
Disinformation is not new. Wherever there has been power, there has been a struggle for narrative control. The stakes are high: when successful, political actors can construct an information system th… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Documentary groups challenge Trump’s social media vetting in court
In 2015, the Obama administration assembled an immigration task force to assess the effectiveness, as a national security measure, of screening visa applicants’ social media accounts. In February 2017… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- The Rise and Fall of Facts
In his 1964 Harper’s Magazine article on fact-checking, “There Are 00 Trees in Russia,” Otto Friedrich related the story of an unnamed magazine correspondent who had been assigned a profile of Egyptia… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Top Secret
In early 2017, the United States government released findings from an investigation showing that Russian president Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative, had ordered an unprecedented “influence campa… (Click on article title to continue reading)