Thoreau spent his life pursuing the 'hard bottom' of truth. But he confronted a sensationalist newspaper industry that, in many ways, mimicked today's media environment.
The national story of an anonymous Reddit user's post – and the threat to unmask him – raises important questions about the role of online communication in our society.
Russia has seized upon loopholes in lobbying laws, hiring PR firms to influence American public opinion and policy in ways that advance Russia's strategic interests.
There are four key things Donald Trump’s election tells us about the state of journalism today.
Russian media both hint toward the Russian regime’s prowess in influencing the US election, while simultaneously treating the accusation as baseless Western propaganda.
When the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was founded 50 years ago, it was supposed to reflect the nation's disparate voices.
As the Trump administration settles into office, regulators and lawmakers have big plans for shifting the country's media landscape, with potentially profound effects on the public.
In the rush to compete, news organisations can still make basic errors. They need to remember the lessons of the past.
He probably would have been amused by – and maybe even befriended – Trump the entertainer. Trump the president? Not so much.
President Trump has asserted that media coverage of terrorist attacks under-represents their actual extent. Analysis of 50 years of news coverage answers this question, and raises others.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
Now, more than ever, the US press must shine a light on the workings of the Trump administration.
The relationship between the Trump administration and the press is off to a rocky start. This is a high-risk strategy for the White House.
Now, more than ever, journalists need to hold Donald Trump to account. They will have their work cut out for them.
In a complex media environment, it's become incredibly difficult for the neutral press to point out Donald Trump's lies without having that information discounted as partisan bias.
In the 1920s and early 1930s, American journalists tended to put the ascendant fascists on a normal footing.
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.
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.
The US election has highlighted the waning influence of evidence-based journalism.
The media as an institution in the United States is in a deplorable condition, and President-elect Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of its failings.