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Ebola scare spotlights media’s retreat from science coverage

Hyperbole, misinformation, and conspiracy theories abound

  With the arrival in the US of the Ebola virus, the American public has demonstrated yet again its... More

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Concussion controversy

Media coverage of the consequences in high-impact sports highlights problems athletes face

In 2014, the efforts to make organized sports safer and more just had a run of significant victories. In... More

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A look at the last nine US reporters who faced the possibility of jail time

Each protected sources while under threat of imprisonment

Do journalists have a right to protect their sources? The issue is back in the news with the Supreme... More

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Just because the media says you’re the front-runner, does that make it so?

At a public appearance in April, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman asked Hillary Clinton if she was interested... More

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How The Times have changed

In January, The New York Times introduced the first visual overhaul of its site since 2006. The changes are... More

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Viral videos across borders

When YouTube began releasing the top trending videos in 61 countries and many US cities, Ethan Zuckerman decided to... More

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After the end of denial

Last month's Frontline documentary, League of Denial, was the emotional coda to the first phase of one of the... More

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Across the great gun divide

In the nine months since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the rekindled debate over gun control has... More

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Photojournalist Rob Hart chronicles his post-Sun-Times life

O n May 30, the entire photo staff of the Chicago Sun-Times--28 full-time photographers, including Pulitzer Prize-winner John H. White--were... More

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In December, as an impromptu inside joke, British designer and journalist Martin Belam took 10 minutes to craft a... More

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Separating fact from fiction in the immigration debate

The immigration debate is riven by strong emotion and partisan ideology that can obscure the relevant facts. Do undocumented... More

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Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath on journalism

A fter Superstorm Sandy swamped the nation’s media capital in October, some shops, such as the Daily News and American... More

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A picture is worth a thousand meanings

In October, Columbia J-School joined with BagNewsNotes, an almost decade-old site devoted to analyzing media images, for a discussion... More

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Drawing attention to the decline in local accountability reporting

The current media revolution has brought many encouraging changes, but also a worrisome decline in accountability reporting, especially at... More

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What New Orleans is losing

I n the years since the Times-Picayune and the city of New Orleans endured the trauma of Hurricane Katrina, it... More

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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