Since the 2016 presidential election, an increasingly familiar narrative has emerged concerning the unexpected victory of Donald Trump. Fake news, much of it produced by Russian sources, was amplified
It’s understandable that many newsrooms are grappling with the dividing line between reporting and opinion. But social-media rules requiring journalists to express no opinion at all aren’t going to solve that problem.
Inspired by a single investigative report in Florida, the Columbia Journalism Review requested lottery data from every state in the US. It was a jackpot.
The CNN political analyst's everyman style of punditry is agonizingly successful, but is the once-failed novelist oversimplifying things?
I contacted a number of journalists whose work I admire, and asked what it was like to be scooped. Some said that, like me, they’d managed to dodge a bullet. Others were not so lucky.
Quietly and without the fanfare of their robot cousins, the cyborgs are coming to journalism. And they’re going to win, because they can do things that neither people nor programs can do alone.
The general consensus: It’s the storytelling, stupid. Both the style and the substance. Each topic begs for savvy but conversational prose.
Weekly local newspapers rarely have the financial resources to send reporters to the next city, much less to an event as big as the Super Bowl. But from the top down, the Flathead Beacon isn’t typical.
From a Baltimore stripper battling heroin addiction, to a new couple in an abusive relationship, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz takes some of America's most stunning images.
Sean Penn sparked controversy over the weekend with an interview with the escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo. While controversial for its ethics, the piece also left many asking, "why Sean Penn?"
How did the critically acclaimed writer and journalist go from covering politics to sin? And what's his response to his infamous op-ed on Ta-Nehisi Coates?
Hilde Lysiak, 8, is learning the basics of journalism through her own monthly newspaper, The Orange Street News.
Vice’s attraction for its valuable millennial audience is predicated on the notion that it is real and raw, not plastic and prepackaged like the rest of the mainstream media world. But it may be truer to say that Vice simply packages itself more deftly than almost any other big media company.
We are enjoying a golden age of documentaries, although your underfunded neighborhood documentarian may feel otherwise.
If customers grow used to a product that arrives meeting certain expectations and that product begins to feel like something less, the customer may well stop valuing that product, be it a dishwasher, a take-out dinner, or a newspaper and its website.
“Facebook has more power in determining who can speak and who can be heard around the globe than any Supreme Court justice, any king or any president.” Those prescient words came from law professor Jeffrey Rosen way back in 2010. Five years later, the Times is willingly handing its censorship keys over to that king of kings.
Online abuse is a serious issue, but there’s far from any kind of consensus on how to deal with it and what journalists’ roles are.
Why are we stricter about the use of someone else’s words than we are about claiming his ideas, when the underlying idea is usually more important than the specific wording?
It all started with wine.
Regardless of how Barrett Brown is ultimately categorized, his case resonated among journalists who felt he was prosecuted for actions vital to reporting on digital security. And the specifics of his case highlight how a limited understanding of hacks and hackers endanger tech reporters.