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How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

There was a time when a whistleblower had to rely on the Postal Service, or a pay phone, or an underground parking garage to leak to the press.<p>This is a different time.<p>A renewed interest in leaks since Donald Trump's surprise election victory last fall, and a growth in the use of end-to-end …

Freedom of the Press

Newswire: The New York Times takes direct aim at Trump in Oscars ad

<i>The New York Times</i> ran a TV commercial during the Oscars tonight, its first since 2010. Its last ad was a celebration of the venerable newspaper’s coverage of all the exciting happenings in New York—a beat that, after 150 years, the <i>Times</i> had really gotten the hang of. Tonight’s spot was noticeably …

Journalism

Trump, Archenemy of Truth

Donald Trump’s unrelenting assault on the media is in fact an assault on the implacability of truth, the notion of accountability and the power of free speech. It is also a bit of a bow to the conspiracy theorizing that Trump is wont to do.<p>Last week at CPAC, the politically crippled Reince Priebus …

Journalism

Here's the New York Times ad that's making Donald Trump furious

In the era of so-called “fake news” and with the president calling the media “the enemy of the American people,” the <i>New York Times</i> is fighting back …

Journalism

Trump Lashes Out at New York Times Ad Set to Air on the Oscars Tonight

The New York Times was hoping to start a dialogue with its new brand campaign from Droga5. But it couldn’t have expected that the president himself …

Journalism

No Journalists of Color Made the Cut When the White House Blocked Outlets From Press Briefing

The hand-picking included right-wing news outlets but no journalists of color, <b>Lauren Victoria Burke</b>, who reports for several African American outlets …

Journalism

Trump’s feud with the New York Times hits a new high

President Trump ripped the New York Times on Sunday for its planned Oscars ad — and hours later the paper’s executive editor called the media …

Journalism

Protesters Rally in Support of Press Freedom: ‘It’s a New York Sunday Tradition’

Despite recent attacks on the credibility of the American mainstream media, particularly those emanating from the White House, there are still some …

Journalism

New York Times editor: Why journalists need to use anonymous sources

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The editor of the New York Times says anonymous sources in news reports about President Trump aren't going away anytime soon.<p>"These are not people who pull us aside because they want to screw Donald Trump," Dean Baquet, the newspaper's executive editor, told CNN's Brian Stelter on …

Journalism

The New York Times launched a campaign for truth in the middle of the Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel made no effort to resist the urge to trickle out a slew of Trump jokes to an expecting Oscars audience. To …

Journalism

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Fake News

Spicer searches staffers’ phones in leak crackdown: report

WASHINGTON – Frustrated by leaks in the Trump administration, the White House cracked down on staffers last week, making them pile their phones on a …

News Industry

Chuck Todd Just Called out Trump for Crying ‘Fake News’ Every Time There’s a New Russia story

Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press, called out President Donald Trump on Sunday for his pattern of crying "fake news" whenever a story breaks about …

Journalism

Donald Trump’s Fake News War Is Really Fox News on Steroids

Politicians going to war with the media isn’t a new thing: from JFK to Obama, presidents and their allies have long tried to pour cold water on …

Journalism

Rudd says child refugee criticism is ‘fake news’

Fake News

Russia's soft warfare

Hackers, fake news, freaks, trolls and pranksters are Russia's new soft power weapon arsenal.<p>Russia has been making the headlines of international media for a while now. But none of that had to do with a strong economy or a powerful army because Russia simply doesn't have either. Instead, it has …

Russia

New York Times Says Trump Driving Subscriptions

<i>New York Times</i> executive editor Dean Baquet told CNN that President Trump’s attempts to smear the publication have instead encouraged more people to …

Journalism

Oscars 2017: New York Times to Air TV Ad About ‘Truth’ During Academy Awards

The Gray Lady will not stay silent. The <i>New York Times</i> is set to air a TV ad titled “The Truth Is Hard” during the 2017 Oscars on Sunday, February 26, …

Journalism

Beyond retaliation, Donald Trump's media ban a clever strategy to discredit adversarial press

Donald Trump’s tiff with the media, or rather the “enemy” media, is turning uglier by the day. The adversarial coverage, or “fake news” as he likes …

Journalism

Poll: Majority thinks media too critical of Trump

A majority of Americans believe news organizations are too critical of President Trump, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released …

Elections

Why did a Fox News program host a Swedish national security commentator who is unknown in Sweden?

Nils Bildt, identified on 'The O'Reilly Factor' as a 'Swedish defense and national security advisor,' does not seem to have any connection with …

Journalism

The political mag that’s worth the read — and the one that’s not

Here America sits, just over five weeks, or 2.4 percent, into a new, 208-week presidency. Some reports out of Washington have the new White House …

News Industry

‘Confusing’ New York Times Oscars ad mashes up real and fake news

Media expert: Ad helps ‘keep a nonsensical debate going’ over climate change.<p>The New York Times’ controversial “The Truth Is Hard” TV ad, which is …

Journalism

President Trump once again tweets info he first saw on Fox News

On Saturday, President Trump sent out an early morning tweet complaining about the media’s lack of reporting about a decline in the national debt …

Journalism

Should Apple Go After Fake News?

This week the New York Times was caught red-handed with making up false stories about the Trump administrations connections to Russia. It was so …

Journalism

Under Trump it’s not certain if the press corp will last much longer

While it isn’t always easy to be a huge fan of Donald Trump’s manners, his harshest etiquette critic should allow him this. The Donald is not one to …

Donald Trump

This TV Ad Could Get Donald Trump Tweeting During the Oscars

For the first time, <i>The New York Times</i> is expected to air a television ad during the Academy Awards this Sunday. This is unexpected for the …

Journalism

Trump voters' message to retailers: 'Keep your mouths shut about our president'

Mary Carson picks up her leopard-print tote bag and tugs on her leopard-print scarf.<p>"I'm just going to do a little bit of business," the 77-year-old …

Journalism

‘He’s shocked he’s not in control of the press:’ Once king of New York tabloids, Trump struggles with Washington press

Whether the New England-bred spokesman realizes it or not, the expression is perhaps less an insult than a reminder of an era when now President …

Journalism

CNN Panelist: WHCD Is ‘a Blight on the Republic,’ Dem Party ‘Worship Center’

Things got painfully real for the liberal media during CNN’s <i>New Day Sunday</i> after Nick Adams, Founder of the Foundation for Liberty and American …

Journalism