A case study of past 9/11 news coverage reveals a press corp stuck in its ways, bound to casting leaders as heroes despite their faults and drawing false equivalencies that fail the public.
Even when the facts are clear, even when one side is clearly lying, even when the science and truth are obvious, mainstream media still fails to call it like it is.
Now more than ever, we need the media to seek truth, report facts, and hold those in power accountable. But without a major overhaul, is the press even up to the job?
The Tesla CEO is calling for a credibility rating system for journalists. What he doesn't know about the media is … a lot.
Journalists defending Sarah Sanders as a "victim" of a smoky-eye joke don't care about her. They just don’t like being called out for their incompetence at covering the Trump administration.
How is it that the magazine that helped grow the #MeToo movement is failing to represent women and people of color in its pages, and especially on staff?
The president has agreed to attend a media-sponsored event and suddenly news outlets are gushing that it's a possible truce. Now, when has Trump ever been kind to the press?
Trump outrage has been good for independent media. But can they turn that into a sustainable new business model?
While the majority of reporters identify as Democrats, conservatives have done a masterful job of gaining increasing control of the media. That changes the news we all read.
The pay rates are ever-declining and newsrooms remain as white and male as ever. That's not only bad for readers—it's bad for business.