Gotcha Journalism Turns to Target Anyone on the Street

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,

Are Journalists Making the Same Mistake Twice?

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,

We Don’t Talk Anymore

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

Pompeo Calls News Media “Unhinged” After Being Asked About Ukraine

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.