Author: Steven Hallock

Ag-gag laws aims to muzzle journalistic efforts

BY STEVEN HALLOCK / Add Pennsylvania to the list of a dozen states that have enacted or are in the process of passing legislation outlawing attempts by independent reporters to document abuses in the production of food for American tables.

War coverage: Media toe presidents’ lines

The joke’s on us might be the plaint of those who voted for Barack Obama believing they were electing the anti-Bush, a long-awaited liberal peace monger who would restore the nation’s standing in the world as a paragon of rational diplomacy — who would eschew the might-makes-right unilateralism of the Bush administration.

The State of Journalism

Newspaper and media experts have spent the last couple of decades like navel-gazing philosophers - analyzing, explaining, charting and graphing the decline of old-fashioned journalism.