Nearly half of Americans say they see a great deal of bias in the news media. But the research on this subject is unresolved.
Both the media and civil society need to rethink the way they understand their roles when it comes to social accountability.
Journalists face psychological trauma from producing news even when they are distant from the scene of violent incidents. What can news organizations do?
Is there an art - or a science - to figuring out what stories will soar from the lab to the front page?
From the treatment of black World War II veterans to Emmett Till's murder, the black press helped lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement. What role can it play today?
How did Sol Plaatje, a man with only four years of formal schooling, become one of South Africa's most brilliant and committed public educators?
The centennial publication of Sol Plaatje's seminal, 'Native Life' is a timely reminder of his estimation of intellectual work, in contrast to the current disparagement of ‘clever blacks’.
Consensual same-sex conduct is a crime in 38 African countries. The media in those countries are very much in cahoots with their rulers. But they're getting their comeuppance from Twitter.
In leadership contests in particular, the media’s role is often markedly different from the competition between parties.