Opinion Hardly anyone looks good in the story of Eric Greitens’ scandals of illicit sex and shady campaign practices: not Greitens, not some members of the press, not the prosecution, not the million dollar defense team, not the criminal justice system. The scandal is a car wreck of journalistic, legal and civic ethics. No wonder people in the capitol nicknamed the House … [Read more...] about Post-mortem of a scandal: Illicit sex, cash payments, dark money and a resignation
News analysis JEFFERSON CITY -- By his own admission, Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn is not a journalist. So it should come as no surprise to him, or anyone else for that matter, that he was finally ousted this week as a member of the state capital press corps. On a 7-0 vote, the print reporters who cover state government, decided they’d had enough of the former … [Read more...] about PRESS CORPS OUSTS MISSOURI TIMES PUBLISHER SCOTT FAUGHN
Analysis The financial involvement of Missouri Times’ publisher Scott Faughn in the scandal surrounding Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has again raised questions about Faughn’s journalistic ethics and whether he deserves a place among those covering news in the state capital. Faughn’s name emerged earlier this week, when one of Greitens’ lawyers disclosed that the Republican … [Read more...] about Missouri publisher’s ethics questioned again in wake of Greitens’ scandal involvement
Fact-checking may be American journalism’s most influential export. What began in the United States in the early 2000s has now spread to more than 50 counties. Some 113 independent fact-checkers operate today. While accuracy is a foundational element of modern journalism, the fact-checking movement focuses almost solely on evaluating the veracity of newsworthy claims … [Read more...] about Checking on the facts
Speaking or printing the word is generally regarded as virtually taboo as the word is considered to be a viciously hostile epithet. So vile, in fact, that one is hard-pressed to think of a time this century that it has appeared in the print media or been uttered in a televised or broadcast news program. And when it is used, it’s often identified by a single letter followed … [Read more...] about [Opinion]…and a P.S.