Journalism

Alabama's biggest newspapers urge voters to 'reject Roy Moore'

The three biggest newspapers in Alabama have a message for their readers: "Stand for Decency, Reject Roy Moore."<p>The Alabama Media Group stripped the editorial across its Sunday front pages. The unusual step comes 10 days after misconduct allegations first surfaced against Moore, the Republican …

News

What Trump won't tweet: 4 reasons for a free press

<b>(CNN) —</b> You're not going to read this in a tweet from President Donald Trump; but it can be said in a Twitter-length post: The free press is not an optional part of our democracy, it is an integral part of it. Without it, our political system can never be its best.<p>Yet clearly, the tensions between …

Opinion

Women Testify Against Mexican Police For Sexual Torture In International Court

On Thursday and Friday, five women testified before the Inter-American Court for Human Rights and demanded an investigation regarding sexual torture at the hands of Mexican police forces. The abuse happened in May 2006 following a clash between protesters and state forces in the state of …

News

Choosing what to correct or clarify is presenting new challenges

As the shift to digital continues, the corrections column in the paper may need to devote less time and space to items below the threshold of ‘significant error’<p>Among the 30,000 contacts we receive from readers each year, how should we decide what needs correcting or clarifying?<p>This one, from the …

Opinion

False charges of ‘fake news’ are harming our free press and our democracy

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>The front-runner candidate for the Alabama Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became …

News Media

AT&T is standing behind Jeff Zucker despite Trump’s CNN bashing

AT&T is standing behind CNN leader Jeff Zucker in the face of President Trump’s constant criticism of the news channel’s coverage — and as Trump’s …

News Industry

The Roy Moore Accusations Have Been a Magnet for Fake News

Somehow, the Alabama special election has managed to get even uglier in the last week, this time thanks to hoaxes.<p><i>Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p>Republican Roy Moore is still …

Michelle Obama

Cause of A38 Landrake crash revealed by police as two people are still seriously injured - Cornwall Live

Two people remain in a serious condition after a horror three-car crash that took place yesterday, police have said.<p>In all, 12 people sustained …

Volkswagen Golf

Investigative Stories from Iraq, Nigeria Win Global Shining Light Award

<b>Winners of the seventh</b> <b>Global Shining Light Awards</b> <b>were announced at the</b> <b>Global Investigative Journalism Conference</b> <b>tonight in Johannesburg, South</b> …

Journalism School

Kevin Myers launches scathing attack on Sunday Times over his dismissal

He claimed to have been misrepresented in the aftermath of his final column for the newspaper. He added that the treatment he received afterwards …

News (Ireland)

Paradise Papers Africa: Calls for inquiries as politicians exposed

Published on<p>November 18, 2017<p>Reading time<p>2 minutes<p>Reporting by<p>FROM ICIJ'S PARTNERS<p>Paradise Papers Exposes Powerful Politicians, Prompts Calls For …

ICIJ

Sean Spicer Is Resetting His Post-White House Career Strategy

The former press secretary didn’t land a lucrative TV news pundit job. Now both Spicer and Washington super lawyer/agent Bob Barnett are distancing themselves from each other.<p>At first, Sean Spicer’s exit from the White House followed the blueprint for famous administration officials.<p>Step one: Hire …

Donald Trump

The Women Who Covered Vietnam

This year Australia put the journalist Kate Webb on a stamp to commemorate the country’s Veterans Day. It is a reproduction of a famous photo of Kate wearing a safari shirt, holding open her notebook while looking intently at the subject of an interview.<p>By recognizing Kate, who covered the Vietnam …

Ron Haviv

Guardian editor-in-chief Katherine Viner takes Facebook and Google to task in op-ed on the state of journalism

In an impassioned essay to Guardian readers, the chief editor for the publication has called out the reliance of algorithms by Facebook and Google as …

News Media

10 Year Old Journalist to 'Professionals': Do Whatever it Takes to Get to the Truth

Last year, Christine wrote about Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 9-year old reporter from Selinsgrove, PA. Lysiak had just broken a major murder story in the …

Conservative View

Why Are We Talking About Radhika Jones' Clothes?

The incoming Vanity Fair editor’s wardrobe has been the subject of debate this week, for some reason.<p><i>This story originally appeared in Racked’s daily newsletter. Want more news from Racked?</i> <i>Sign up for our newsletter here</i><i>.</i><p>Radhika Jones, the incoming editor-in-chief of <i>Vanity Fair</i>, is the first …

Fashion Journalism

Is Photography/Modeling Next Industry to Be Investigated?

The New York Times is said to be working on an investigative piece about abuses in the photography/modeling industry.<p><b>IMAGE MAKERS:</b> According to …

Condé Nast

Finding News In The Noise

It’s time to wake up to this very simple realization: Fake news won’t fix itself.<p>Our information ecosystem is awash in garbage, noise pollution that makes it almost impossible to separate signal from noise.<p>It’s not a small problem, and it’s not going to be solved by pointing fingers or placing …

Media Industry

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

<i>So much great journalism, so little time. It’s a modern problem, but this is the weekend. Sit back, relax, get another cup of coffee and lose yourself in one, two or 11 great stories.</i><p><b>‘The Lion King’ Effect</b><p>Over 20 years, hundreds of South African performers have joined the musical in cities around …

Ivana Trump

How Not to Cover Mass Shootings

The often sensationalistic media attention given to perpetrators is central to why massacres are happening more.<p>By<p>Ari N. Schulman<p>It isn’t your imagination: Mass shootings are getting deadlier and more frequent. A recent FBI report on “active shooters” from 2000 to 2015 found that the number of …

Lawrence O'Donnell

Guardian, NYT Paint Power-Grabbing Saudi Dictator as Roguish, Visionary ‘Reformer’

<b>by Adam Johnson</b><p><i>The Guardian (11/5/17) reported that de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman “is willing to take on the kingdom’s most powerful</i> …

Middle East

FCC Paves Way for Sinclair to Dominate Seattle's Local TV News Market

by Katie HerzogSinclair owns KOMO and could own rival Q13 soon too. William Thomas Cain/Getty This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

Seattle

Stelter Frets ‘Stupid’ Mistakes in Media Are ‘Amplified by Some Right-Wing Outlets’ to Discredit the Press

CNN’s <i>Reliable Sources</i> host Brian Stelter invited on HLN’s <i>S.E. Unfiltered</i> host S.E. Cupp for an illuminating 22-minute podcast released Friday dealing …

News Media

Radhika Jones, Meet Condescending and Nasty

Did you know that generations of writers at other publishers have referred to Conde Nast as “Condescending and Nasty”?<p>I learned of this in the wake …

Long-form Journalism

Amid political turmoil in Zimbabwe, a fact-checking project prepares to launch

JOHANNESBURG — Jean Mujati left Harare a day early, while things were still calm. <br>“The part of the city I drove through, it was quiet, it was …

Africa

Facebook, Google, Bing and Twitter join The Trust Project to help users combat Fake News

Facebook, Google, Bing and Twitter have all agreed to be part of a non-partisan effort called The Trust project which is aimed at enlightening users …

Fake News

Marvel Comics just hired a new editor in chief, C.B. Cebulski

Marvel Comics has named a new editor in chief, C.B. Cebulski, to replace Axel Alonso. Alonso first took the job in 2011 and is now leaving the …

Comics

Joe Biden Remembers His Son In His New Memoir

This week, former Vice-President Joe Biden spoke with NPR's Michel Martin, promoting his new book that reflects on his late son Beau's battle with brain cancer. During the interview, Biden also told NPR he has "no plans" to run in the 2020 presidential election.<p>Although Martin and Biden's …

News (U.S.)

Hey, Trenton. What's Your Story?

<b>Imagine partnering with a newsroom that’s dedicated to your community —</b> shining a light on what you care about most, with plenty of resources and …

News Media

Fund Local News to Fight Inequality

The writers at the New York branches of news outlets DNAinfo and Gothamist decided to unionize in late October. Rather than bargain with them, their …

Liberal View