Amid the changing informational landscape, media trust in the U.S. has been eroding, making it harder for the news media to fulfill their democratic responsibilities of informing the public and holding government leaders accountable.
Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to this Pew Research Center survey of 38 countries.
In this article, Will Oremus considers the challenges that the media face combatting misinformation since the 2016 US Presidential race, amid the "thornier" issues such as bias, sensationalism, and the problem of objectivity. He argues that lumping these issues together under the banner of fake...
On September 27, a vicious low pressure system developed in the Great Australian Bight. As it rotated, the ‘mid-latitude cyclone’ sucked cold air up from the frigid Southern Ocean, pushing a cold front towards South Australia with 100 km/h winds.
The storm smashed into...
Between 1882 and 1968, there were an estimated 3.446 lynchings of African-Americans across the United States. In the 1890s, the New York Times adopted a neutral stance on reporting this mob violence, which included immolation, mutilation, and hanging. Keen to uphold the journalistic convention of...
It is inevitable in a review of this nature that our findings tend to focus more on perceived shortcomings of the program than on areas where it operates well.
So it is appropriate to state in this summary that overall...