Ernest McGowen

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How Newsweek Collapsed

It stands accused of improper ties to a religious institution. Its newsroom has been gutted by firings and resignations. Here is the inside story of …


Q&A: National Press Club president on Trump, trust, and diversity in journalism

<b>Friday marks the final day</b> of President Donald Trump’s first year in office. It’s also the final day of Jeffrey Ballou’s one-year term as president …


ESPN's decision to give Caitlyn Jenner an ESPY award, more Media Circus

Maura Mandt has been associated with the <i>The</i> <i>ESPYs</i> nearly as long as the show itself. She started with the program as a production assistant in …

Jason Pierre-Paul

Why Does Everyone Want Wesley Lowery to Shut Up?

<b>Wesley Lowery</b> stumbled onto his biggest story the old-fashioned way: Last summer, as unrest stirred in <b>Ferguson, Missouri</b>, over Michael Brown’s …

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Sy Hersh, Lost in a Wilderness of Mirrors

The Hersh piece can’t be refuted because there’s not enough solid material to refute.<p>Knowing, perhaps, that his critics would denounce his revisionist take on the killing of Osama bin Laden as fantasy, Seymour M. Hersh sought to pre-empt such disparagement in the first paragraph of his piece …

Osama Bin Laden

The Inside Story of the Civil War for the Soul of NBC News

Brian Williams’s fabrication was just the latest, and worst, of the debacles that have plagued NBC News since NBCUniversal was bought by Comcast in 2011. Who is to blame?<p>On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 4, the beleaguered head of NBC News, 47-year-old Deborah Turness, dropped into a chair in …


How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Why Turkey Is Getting Involved in Ukraine

When the Crimean par­lia­ment voted un­an­im­ously in fa­vor of join­ing Rus­sia last week, the pen­in­sula’s Rus­si­an pop­u­la­tion re­joiced.<p>Its …


The Science of Hangovers

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Robert Scoble