In her new book “Ghosting the News,” Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan outlines how local newspapers are being devastated and how we can stop the bleeding.
Media coverage of sexual assault adheres to extreme victim stereotypes, often using language that exonerates the perpetrator while reinforcing a problematic culture of victim blaming.
With the coronavirus showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, the news media needs to find new methods of balancing other breaking news with what must be persistent coverage of the pandemic.
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
After more than 20 years on the air at MSNBC, Chris Matthews resigned on March 2. His abrupt retirement comes after a string of controversial remarks and a renewed focus on his extensive history of inappropriate comments about women’s appearances.
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.
Reporters at Bloomberg News have long objected to an editorial policy that precludes coverage of its parent company, Bloomberg L.P., or its billionaire founder and owner, Michael Bloomberg. Those concerns resurfaced on Sunday when Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced that in light of Bloomberg’s formal entrance
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.