On Nov. 4, the day after the election, the Milwaukee City Wire inaccurately reported that more votes were cast in seven wards in the city than there were registered voters. Right-wing pundits and conspiracy theorists rushed to tweet the story, and retweet those tweets. Fox’s Sean Hannity weighed in. Some down-the-middle journalists also followed suit. But USA Today found the … [Read more...] about Pseudo news outlets push false claims around election
Everyone knows the famous line. It's screamed on TV and in the movies by breathless editors who have news that will change the world. “Stop the presses!” We felt that drama 20 years ago in the Miami Herald newsroom. Bush vs. Gore. Election Night 2000. Florida. But first, we had to stop the trucks. They were about to hit the road with stacks of newspapers shouting … [Read more...] about Throwback to another close election: Florida editor reflects on the difference between 2000 and 2020
When the annals of the 2020 presidential nominations process and general election are written, the role of the Illinois Primary, along with its counterparts in Florida and Arizona on the same day, will be marked as uniquely important turning points in the long and chaotic road to the White House. Understanding that role depends on understanding the role the mass media, and … [Read more...] about Illinois primary played pivotal role in elevating Biden
The year 2020 -- one of massive Black Lives Matter rallies, high fatality rates in black and brown communities from Covid-19 and greater attention to income inequality as many Americans lost lives or livelihoods during the pandemic -- seems an odd moment to close The Chicago Reporter, a non-profit covering issues of race and poverty since 1972. Yet that’s exactly what the … [Read more...] about The Chicago Reporter abruptly put ‘on hiatus,’ sparking vigorous protests, calls for re-opening
The broad outlines of a possible way forward for the troubled newsroom at St. Louis Public Radio are starting to become clear, as interim General Manager Tom Livingston takes stock of the organization and engages staff members in a new effort to tackle diversity concerns. Livingston, who took over on Sept. 22, told Gateway Journalism Review he intends to create an internal … [Read more...] about Can St. Louis Public Radio fix problems and regain its footing?