Breaking News from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:
- So Who Is Reporting That Trump Sanctions Have Killed Thousands of Venezuelans?
The study is the clearest evidence of the devastating impact US policy is having on the people of Venezuela.
- NYT Presents Social Security Cuts as ‘Solution’ to Problem of Social Security Cuts
The New York Times report failed to inform readers on the remarkable injustice of cutting Social Security benefits, in view of where the funding gap came from.
- WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Medicare for All Will Cut Their Health Costs
The Washington Post tries to spin the healthcare issues into a false competition between access and cost.
- Iran ‘Violates’ Nuclear Deal, After US ‘Withdraws’
Reading corporate media’s inversion of reality, it’s hard to escape the impression that while Iran betrays its international agreements, the US just leaves them behind.
- Brian Mier on Brazilian Political Scandal
The Brazilian anti-corruption crusade, called Car Wash or Lava Jato, that put popular ex-president Lula da Silva in prison and paved the way for fascist president Jair Bolsanaro—all while being celebr… (Click on article title to continue reading)
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 Audience in the Mind’s Eye: How Journalists Imagine Their Readers
“The most interesting kind of portraiture is that which arises spontaneously in people’s minds.” —Walter Lippmann “I’ve been thinking a lot this morning about who my (our) audi… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- As newsrooms seek new audiences, their perceptions of readers are slow to change
The conventional wisdom of the digital era is that journalists can now know about the people reading their stories in far more intimate detail than at any other time in the history of the profession…. (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Explaining a Novel to Pakistani Intelligence
Fear is a line in your head,” my dear friend Sabeen Mahmud used to say. “You have to decide which side you want to be on.” Mahmud paid the maximum price for her fearlessness. In 2015, she organized a… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- The shocking image from the border, and the lessons from Aylan Kurdi
Last week, the Associated Press detailed the inhumane conditions imposed on hundreds of migrant children at a US border facility in Clint, Texas, near El Paso. Other stories followed the AP’s coverage… (Click on article title to continue reading)
- Under the Influence
Korea’s disinformation problem