Perhaps you watched your friends at Fox & Friends a few weeks ago playing beer pong above the chyron: “Practice Safe Pong; CDC warns of spreading diseases”? I missed it (until I saw it last night on The Colbert Report). Turns out, the Friends fell for a hoax : a claim that everyone’s favorite drinking game— per the CDC, which has since issued a “this was a hoax” statement— has been linked to the spread of herpes.
09:31 AM - March 4, 2009
Fox & Friends Spreads Herpes-Beer Pong Hoax
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
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”
“[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”
“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.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.