The media has been overly optimistic that the incoming Biden administration will offer a complete reprieve from the Trump era, exalting the president-elect at a time when maintaining a critical view of our leaders is crucial.
In the face of staggering misinformation and President Trump’s attacks on the legitimacy of this election, journalists covering races across the ballot have a responsibility to keep readers informed on every step of the electoral process.
Social media companies use computer algorithms that track users’ content preferences and interests, and feed them content that aligns with those interests, consequently controlling what news people see on their feeds and creating echo chambers.
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.
The American public needs to know what is at stake in Yemen in order to mount public pressure on US officials to terminate US involvement in the war.
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.
Less than two weeks into protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality against African Americans, there have been more than 300 attacks on press freedom during coverage of the nationwide demonstrations.
Public health experts and social media platforms aren’t doing enough to limit the spread of dangerous conspiracy theories propagated by the anti-vaccine movement.
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