A new form of gotcha journalism targets everyday people rather than high-profile politicians with questions designed to elicit a newsworthy response. While most agree this approach erodes ethical journalism, media users love to hate it. The latest incident of viral gotcha journalism involves Kaitlin Bennet,
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,
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary last week, but after cable news coverage of the results focused on runners-up Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, Sanders supporters slammed the media for what they perceived to be unfair reporting.
Two weeks ago, American journalist Glenn Greenwald was charged with “cybercrimes,” by the Brazilian government. Press advocates have criticized the charges as “an outrage” and “a clear threat to press freedom.” Last year, Greenwald was part of a team that published articles exposing private conversations
Republicans and Democrats are not just tuning each other out. Instead, thanks to an education system and an increasing distrust of news that creates opposing realities, discussing politics across the aisle has become nearly impossible. A recent study conducted by Pew Research Center found that
After being suspended for tweets in which she highlighted a sexual assault allegation made against Kobe Bryant just hours after his sudden death on Sunday, Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez was reinstated on Tuesday.
After evading NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly’s questions about former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the news media had become “unhinged.” Days later, the State Department further retaliated against NPR by barring one of its other journalists from the Pompeo’s traveling press pool.
A week-long feud between the Biden and Sanders campaigns over Social Security boiled over when a Sanders speechwriter made a false claim about Biden’s support for Republicans efforts to gut the program, and when Biden retaliated by alleging that a video of his remarks had been “doctored.”
Unprecedented restrictions placed on press movement and access to senators during President Trump’s impeachment trial have drawn widespread criticism from journalists and senators alike.
“Cheating is wrong.” This is a simple fact of life that many have heard since we were young. Someone should have told the Houston Astros this during the 2017 season. Just before 2 pm on January 13, MLB insider Ken Rosenthal broke news of the