When Josh Mandel called on the Ohio governor to curb COVID-19 restrictions and end the statewide mask mandate, journalists at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland ignored the Republican Senate candidate. Rather than reporting on Mandel’s statement, posted on Twitter, the newspaper decided the former Ohio treasurer, who repeated false claims that the election was stolen from former … [Read more...] about Ohio newspaper opts not to cover misstatements of US Senate candidate, joining growing list of newsrooms favoring ‘truth sandwiches’
A growing number of media outlets are banning the publication of police mugshots--and in some cases, removing them from digital archives, in the wake of a national reckoning on racial justice that followed the murder of George Floyd last summer in Minnesota. Both the Chicago Tribune and St. Louis Post Dispatch have adopted new policies in recent months. The Tribune announced … [Read more...] about More news outlets stop publishing mugshots in wake of George Floyd protests, national reckoning over race
Ever since he started covering the Ohio legislature and governor in the middle of the pandemic last summer, Josh Rultenberg, a reporter for Spectrum News 1, has tried to limit the time he spends at the state capitol building. A National Guardsman stands post at a road closure at East Capitol Ave in front of the capitol on Jan. 17, 2021 in Springfield, Illinois. Gov. JB … [Read more...] about Statehouse reporters see increased security, new threats after attack in Washington, D.C.