Starving news media of revenue is a means of indirect state control.
African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press that includes withholding state advertising from commercial media outlets.
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?
If we're living in a 'post-truth' world, the press must take much of the blame.
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The antics of 'Brits abroad' continues to fill copy in tabloid newspapers but it's more about titillation than genuine moral outrage.
President Barack Obama laughs during comedian Larry Wilmore’s routine at the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner.
When comedian Larry Wilmore called President Obama 'my n-gga' during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, what was he really saying?
Cofounder and CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because Netflix continually upends established business models, evaluating the company can difficult.
Workers arrange copies of the ‘Business Daily’, produced by Kenya’s Nation Media Group, the biggest newspaper publisher in East Africa.
Namibia’s rise in the World Press Freedom rankings is stunning. The media environment in Africa, too, has improved. But media closures and the harassment of journalists are not yet things of the past.
Journalists Thami Mazwai, left, and Jon Qwelane before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s special hearing on the media. They accused the white-owned press of colluding with apartheid.
South Africa seems more divided than ever on the media, as the governing ANC revives plans for a dreaded tribunal many fear would muzzle the press.