Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:
- How Not to Interview a Toddler
Whatever happens on and after November 3, one thing seems pretty clear: We can count on 60 Minutes to cover it in a way that props up the status quo.
- Journalists Pick Sides When They Call Adding Justices ‘Court Packing’
By accepting "court packing" as "the term for" expanding the court, journalists lend a hand to anti-democratic forces.
- Panic Over ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Another Example of Right-Wing Projection
The right is telling its base: Yes, we will make liberal professors scared, we will get them fired and use “cancel culture” to suppress speech and academic inquiry we find distasteful or dangerous…. (Click on article title to continue reading)
- After Socialist Victory in Bolivia, Media Still Whitewash Coup
Much reporting on Bolivia still ignores facts that are critical to understanding the situation there.
- Mitch Jones on Fracking’s Hazards, Matt Sutton on Drug War’s Victims
Corporate media prioritize the supposed "risks" to the electoral prospects of Democrats who call for banning fracking over the prospects for human civilization’s survival.
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:
- The Doociness of America
What Steve Doocy, the host of Trump’s favorite morning show, tells us about Fox News and the nation in 2020
- Another tech hearing in Congress becomes a circus sideshow
One of the notable things about the last Congressional hearing with executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter this summer—the final hearing in a fifteen-month-long investigation by the House Commi… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- The Year of Fear, Conclusion: As Election Day Nears
Who could have known? Who could have predicted that a year whose story would have surely been seen through the lens of a presidential campaign would unfold as it has. Who could have anticipated a vir… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- The world is burning, but the political press insists on its horserace
This article is adapted from “The Climate Beat,” the weekly newsletter of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism initiative strengthening coverage of the climate story. The authors are Covering Cli… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Investigating local partisan shadow news: A Q&A with Priyanjana Bengani
Last week, outlets like the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the New York Times reported the emergence of partisan websites posing as local news—a phenomenon known as “pink slime journali… (Click on article title to continue reading)