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.
Hungry for information: the media, here covering the shooting in Oregon, falls into now-familiar patterns in covering mass shootings.
The media repeatedly creates instant profiles of public shooters as shy, troubled loners, perpetuating the sense of helplessness over mass killings.
Barack Obama has challenged the US media on gun laws, but despite the First Amendment, journalists are too scared to speak against abuse of the Second Amendment.
For anyone interested in the growth of the The Conversation's unique form of global journalism there has been some interesting coverage this week.
Hiroshima, August 6 1945, and Nagasaki, August 9 1945.
From the air and on the ground: the reporters who told the HIroshima and Nagasaki stories to the American public.