PRESS CORPS OUSTS MISSOURI TIMES PUBLISHER SCOTT FAUGHN

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 …

Missouri publisher’s ethics questioned again in wake of Greitens’ scandal involvement

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 …

Checking on the facts

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 made …

[Opinion]…and a P.S.

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. …

Documentary movies draw attention to the atomic city

Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel of Just MomsSTL said some of the most effective media getting the message out about the fight against radioactive contamination at West Lake — and the sad impact of St. Louis’s atomic legacy — have been film documentaries. “We are thankful to any filmmaker who looks at our history of …

Activists draw national attention and EPA response to the atomic city

America won the race for the atomic bomb against the Axis powers in World War II. America also won the race for nuclear superiority against the Soviet Union in the Cold War that followed. America won these apocalyptic battles, but the Midwest metropolis of St. Louis paid the price. St. Louis paid the price because …

[Opinion] Striking through Redskins Bigotry: A Media Call to Action

Certain terms are simply not fit for media to print. The N-word is one. The F-bomb is another. Words like these pack such a strong semantic punch that society created new terms just to reference them. Redskins is yet another word unfit for print or any use at all for that matter. It is a …

Winners of GJR awards

Winners of GJR awards. The Gateway Journalism Review presented five awards at last week’s 7th Annual First Amendment Celebration.  From left, Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist who received the Lifetime Achievement award; Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, co-founders of the Just MomsSTL environmental group, winners of the Whistleblowers award; Thomas Harvey, co-founder of ArchCity Defenders, …

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