Mistakes in News


Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:

Breaking News from the Center for Media and Democracy:

Breaking News from Columbia Journalism Review:

  • Telling stories that show ‘real life-or-death consequences’ of health care bill
    THE BETTER CARE RECONCILIATION ACT—the Senate GOP’s version of the American Health Care Act—may be the most anticipated and least understood piece of legislation put forth by Republican lawmaker… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Q&A: Ira Glass on structuring stories, asking hard questions
    A great interview is one of the journalist’s most powerful tools. For the next five weeks, the Columbia Journalism Review and MaximumFun.org will broadcast conversations with some of the world’s great… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • SCOOP! Flood of ‘scoops’ dilutes value of real exclusives
    A few weeks ago, the columnists for Politico Playbook alerted readers about a big exclusive. “SCOOP,” they tweeted. “Trump hosting Capitol Hill Republicans.” The same day, the Playbook team tweeted an… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • This survey is as murky as chocolate milk
    Last week, a Washington Post headline provoked a collective groan of embarrassment: apparently “seven percent of all American adults” think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Unsur… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • An unlikely big player in digital media: unions
    The axe fell at HuffPost the other day. The news site laid off dozens of staffers, in what has became a painful, disruptive—and depressingly familiar—ritual of online journalism. In recent months, lay… (Click on article title to continue reading)