Editor's note: This is a preview of a story that will appear in the Winter 2013 print issue of Gateway Journalism Review. Nails manicured, hair parted on the right and swept to the left, wearing a conservative charcoal suit with white shirt, Speaker of the House John Boehner was sworn in to office Jan. 3. The speaker added a splash of color to his ensemble wearing a … [Read more...] about Is it fashionable to note personal appearances in political coverage?
When the Greek debt crisis began more than three years ago, those writing and broadcasting about it needed victims and villains for their narratives. At first, those roles were blurred. In late 2009, Greeks had elected the center-left party, PASOK, to change a rotting system of clientelism and corruption that had bankrupted the country. Yet PASOK and the conservative party, … [Read more...] about Mainstream media misses critical details of Greek debt crisis
Editor's note: This is a preview of a story that will appear in the Winter 2013 print issue of Gateway Journalism Review. buy rocket sign language Perhaps no media outlet gives Rex Sinquefield better treatment than KTRS radio in St. Louis. Not only does the station regularly feature one of Sinquefield’s “experts” to talk about tax policy, when Sinquefield was … [Read more...] about Radio station dons kid gloves for Sinquefield
The sports section of the New York Times’ “Today’s Headlines” email update was full of stories about fallen heroes. “Dispassionate End to a Crumbled American Romance” is one of the articles about Lance Armstrong’s overdue confession to using performance-enhancing drugs. “Image Becomes a Puzzle as Theories on Te’o Swirl” is an article about the odd case of Notre Dame football … [Read more...] about The hero-whore discrepancy
Editor's note: This is a preview of a story that will appear in the next print issue of Gateway Journalism Review. By happy coincidence rather than clever planning, the Winter 2013 issue of Gateway Journalism Review is filled with stories about the full range of First Amendment issues in the news: Should public school student journalists have free expression … [Read more...] about GJR Winter 2013 issue spotlights First Amendment issues