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’
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.
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
The end of Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has led to claims from the left and the right that mainstream media got the Russia story wrong. President Trump’s claim of “complete and total vindication” was predictable - and predictably false. He tweeted: “The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all … [Read more...] about Was Russiagate the worst press failure since weapons of mass destruction?
I grew up in a two-newspaper home in Belleville, Illinois, and have few fonder memories than Sunday mornings after Mass with a dozen glazed from Mallo’s Bakery and multiple pages of beautiful sports agate, jam packed with box scores and standings. Those and countless other mornings at the kitchen table with ink-stained fingers inspired what is now closing in on a 30-year run in … [Read more...] about Death of print doesn’t have to mean death of local journalism; Reflection on donuts and sports agate after Sunday Mass