Now that the nation has had a chance to read the redacted Mueller report, the evidence is incontrovertible that President Trump lied during repeated episodes of possible obstruction of justice, that Attorney General William P. Barr distorted Mueller’s findings and that the mainstream media’s coverage of the scandal has been largely accurate. On page after page, Mueller … [Read more...] about Mueller reveals the truth about ‘fake news’
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“Nowadays it’s all about linear storytelling,” notes Mario R. García. That’s how readers consume news, scrolling down, connecting the headline to the story to the caption to the images. “Readers are too impatient in a world of constant interruptions.” With over a million annual frequent flyer miles, 731 editorial projects in 121 countries during the past 46 years, García, … [Read more...] about Mario García tells ‘The Story’
Julian Assange is a publisher and a journalist. But he also may be a crook. Helping hack U,S. secrets is a crime whether or not you’re a journalist. Glenn Greenwald told Democracy Now! last week that U.S. charges against Assange amount to “the criminalization of journalism by the Trump Justice Department and the gravest threat to press freedom, by far, under the Trump … [Read more...] about Assange is a journalist. He also may be a crook.
Singer-songwriter R. Kelly is currently facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four different victims, three of whom were underage when the alleged crimes took place, but allegations about him and underage girls have persisted for two decades. During that time, Chicago Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis, reporter Abdon Pallasch and columnist Mary … [Read more...] about Chicago media outlets ignored R. Kelly story for decades. We try to understand why.
Kathy Kiely presented the 23rd James C. Millstone lecture on April 9 at Saint Louis University Law School. She is the Lee Hills Chair of Free-Press Studies at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Before that she spent three decades , after a long career as a Washington correspondent. I know it has become super-fashionable at events like these for the speaker to … [Read more...] about Veteran journalist: Saving democracy requires saving the press