The coronavirus pandemic has hit an already struggling journalism industry even harder, posing a significant threat to local newsrooms across the country. The magnitude of the crisis requires us to invest public funds to keep the industry afloat.
Less than three years ago, journalists helped spark change throughout American culture when they exposed the pattern of sexual abuse and harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Investigative work by reporters has since led to the resignation, firing and sometimes prosecution of powerful men in
There’s an entire genre of journalism that emerged following Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016. Every story or TV segment of this genre goes something like this: New York- or DC-based journalist goes to a diner in a mid-sized town in a middle-America swing state,
Editor-in-Chief Celine Castronuovo, Podcast Director Michael Kohler, Editor-at-large Rob Cline and politics writer James Smathers relaunch The MediaPod series by discussing the media’s role in the impeachment process, the social media platform political ad wars, billionaires in the 2020 news cycle, and press freedom during recent military
In light of leading Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, the media has given billionaires an outsized voice in the discussion, leaving out average Americans who would stand to benefit from the policies.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that Democrats would open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over reports that he pressured the Ukrainian president over the phone to investigate a political opponent. A whistleblower from within the intelligence community submitted a formal complaint
More than two years into the Trump presidency, the revolving door between the White House and Fox News continues to spin. The latest member of the Trump administration to join Fox is Raj Shah, former White House deputy press secretary. Shah, who worked under former
In Episode #04 of Long Time, No See, Michael sat down with Dr. Edwin Chapman to discuss the consequences of the Washington, D.C. Opioid Crisis. Now, in Episode #06, he discusses the political angle and the future of the crisis in the city with Dr. Chapman
Today, June 4th, is the 100th anniversary of Congress’s passage of the 19th Amendment. Despite this historic landmark, the 19th amendment doesn’t go beyond voting rights. That’s where the Equal Rights Amendment comes in. The ERA is a yet-to-be-ratified amendment to the constitution that would
When we think about the people most afflicted by the American opioid epidemic, we often think of white, rural communities. But new evidence suggests that most of the reporting and discussion around opioids is overlooking communities of color that are struggling with addiction. In the