Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:
- Newsweek Fails to Note That White House Reopening Guidelines Make Absolutely No Sense
It's critically important that media provide accurate reporting on what our governments are choosing to do, and what price we are likely to pay for their choices. Instead, Newsweek is giving us t… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Children Risking Their Lives. How Cute! – Coronavirus crisis provides a surfeit of horrific ‘uplifting’ news
During an epochal catastrophe such as this one, where bodies are piling up outside morgues and tens of millions have lost their jobs, corporate media’s neoliberal understanding of what is uplifting st… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Alex Vitale, Chase Madar and Shahid Buttar on Racist Policing
More people are coming to consider that racist policing cannot be "reformed" with an occasional lawsuit and some implicit-bias classes. CounterSpin has had unfortunate occasion to discuss th… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Coverage of School Reopening Needs to Include School Workers
Many outlets are failing to reach out to unions representing the workers who will have to incur risks by entering physical school spaces if reopening happens too hastily.
- ‘The War on Public Schools Continues, Only Now It’s Considered Reinvention’ – CounterSpin interview with Diane Ravitch on pandemic school privatization
"I would like to see them expose this hoax that somehow, promoting privatization benefits the neediest children, when, in fact, privatization hurts the neediest children."
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:
- Black deaths, Black protest
Police murders of Black Americans, and the resulting protests, are once more at the forefront of the news cycle. The focus constitutes an important opportunity, but journalists who don’t have a nuance… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Injustice, Virality, and Mourning in Minneapolis: How the press is covering the death of George Floyd
On Monday, Derek Chauvin, a white police officer in Minneapolis, arrested a Black man named George Floyd. Chauvin pinned him to the ground, his knee pressing on Floyd’s neck. Afterward, Floyd died, at… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Through the Obamagate
The push-and-pull relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News is not new—and not news. His Twitter account has been a sort of rolling recap of the network’s programming for years. It’s no stretch t… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Twitter fact-checks Trump, but will it do any good?
When Twitter said earlier this month that it was making some changes to “limit the spread of potentially harmful or misleading content” by adding warning labels to tweets, one of the most obvious ques… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- The bad news quietly buried during the pandemic
With the world’s attention glued to the coronavirus pandemic, news about anything else has been slipping farther and farther down the proverbial front page. But that doesn’t mean nothing’s been going… (Click on article title to continue reading)