Bolshevik leaders Nikolai Lenin and Leon Trotsky.
Forged documents were used by the US government 100 years ago to justify hostile actions against Russia. All but one US newspaper accepted the government's propaganda. The lessons for today are stark.
The Capital Gazette in Annapolis lost five staffers in a shooting.
Violence against journalists is on the rise. Many people don't realize that such acts have a long tradition in the US, where partisan rancor was once a hallmark of American journalism.
Bob Woodward arrives at Trump Tower, January 2017.
Bob Woodward's supposedly explosive findings about Trump are not what we need.
Walter V. Robinson, the US investigative journalist who was portrayed by Michael Keaton in the film Spotlight, talks to Media Files about his team’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins in front of the White House.
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The Trump administration's hostility toward journalists is raising new questions about what rights journalists have to access government officials and events.
Then-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly covering the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Are Americans ready for a new media model? A new survey indicates that, surprisingly, those who are more willing to pay for news include women and the young.
Tom Wolfe, in 2010, fired up and holding forth.
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A journalism scholar and biographer of Tom Wolfe looks back at a literary great's life of challenging cultural standards.
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The first amendment protecting press freedom is under unprecedented threat in the Trump era.
A new study explores the state of an industry that's tapping creative revenue streams and incorporating new tools to engage with readers.
A bust of newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer looks on as reporters look through a box containing the announcements of the 1996 Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University.
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U.S. journalism has long championed an allegiance to cold objectivity. But one researcher analyzed Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from the past 20 years and found that they’re suffused with emotion.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton has a cup of coffee with newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin in April 1992. Breslin died on March 19.
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After the death of legendary New York Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin, some have lamented the end of blue-collar journalism. But in today's media environment, Breslin's approach might not be enough.
A 1941 photograph depicts the Chicago Defender’s linotype operators.
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?
Facebook's role is under scrutiny, a shift from earlier in the campaign, when the press was often blamed for Trump's ascendancy. Both played a part.
In the early stages of his campaign, Donald Trump eagerly made himself available to the press. As president, that’s likely to change.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations.
The former Fox News CEO crossed the line between unbiased coverage and political activism with ease.
Same news, different medium?
Social networking, smartphones, ad blockers, oh my. A global survey of 50,000 news consumers assessed the ways we get our news in 2016.
Newspaper stand in London.
Researching how news has changed from the 17th century to the present makes two scholars sanguine about its future.
In the press room…
Trump's campaign challenges the conventions of politics and liberal democracy. So maybe the time has come to question how journalists practice objectivity.
For years, Talese’s subject, Gerald Foos, spied on his motel guests.
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When Gay Talese signed a confidentiality agreement with a motel-owning voyeur, he got access to the voyeur's journals and secret viewing perch. But he also allowed the spying to continue for over a decade.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fields questions from reporters in Dover, New Hampshire.
A partisan media landscape has made it almost impossible for journalists to avoid charges of bias when calling out a candidate's dishonesty.