RT, a Russian government-operated media outlet, is just one of the players in the global information war.
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Russian government media are frequently criticized as being blatant propaganda. How do US government media measure up?
Named after Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg, outside Fayetteville, N.C., is one of the U.S. bases under consideration for a name change.
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One of the last relics of ‘lost cause’ ideology is nearing its end as a federal panel has recommended renaming US military bases now honoring Confederate generals.
When does a ‘clash’ become an ‘assault’?
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In trying to present violent events in ‘neutral’ language, media reports may be ignoring power imbalances when it comes to Israeli police or military violence against Palestinian civilians.
Could the former tweeter-in-chief make a Twitter comeback?
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Analysis of Trump’s post-Twitter communications suggest that the former president has not moderated his messaging style. So what does that mean if he were to go back on Twitter?
A new Gilded Age of media barons?
Media ownership has consolidated around a handful of billionaires – and that might not be great for democracy.
At times taking their lead from police, journalists are naming shooters less often and less prominently.
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The more deaths there were, the more news reports used the perpetrator’s name. But something changed in 2012. The Brooklyn subway shooting may be an exception.
Some conservatives view media as biased and take it personally.
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A series of in-depth interviews with self-described conservatives found concerns that go beyond concerns about selective facts or obvious partisanship.
Is this a paid ad or a news story? Can you tell?
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When news outlets also publish so-called ‘native advertising,’ their journalistic reputations suffer – and their news coverage shies away from the companies that paid for the ads.
You’re not the only one having trouble discerning the truth.
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Fact-checking risks oversimplifying and distorting Americans’ political conflicts, while not actually helping people find ways to work together productively.
Reporters waiting outside a private meeting between advisers to President Biden and Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema about the Build Back Better Act on Capitol Hill, Sept. 30, 2021.
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A quarter of Americans don’t know how they feel about the Build Back Better Act. Focusing on Americans’ individual stories – and not just political theater – could help fuel civic engagement.
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Anti-celebrity politicians succeed by styling themselves as authentic alternatives to more showy statesmen.
Studying trends in public adverse event reporting could help researchers address vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.
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Anti-vaccine activists are using the side effect reporting system to spread fear and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. But the database could also be used as a gauge for public concerns.
The pope is big news, and provides plenty of column inches in the US.
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An article that used geolocation data to place a priest at gay bars raises questions over journalistic ethics, and shines a light on the Catholic media landscape.
Too much news can overwhelm consumers and promote anxiety.
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The daily deluge of information produced by the news media can drown consumers in confusion and anxiety, but there are steps you can take to filter out the noise and remain enlightened.
Police body camera video shows Adam Toledo’s hands were raised just before he was shot.
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In the aftermath of Adam Toledo’s death, police and a prosecutor framed the incident as a confrontation with an armed male holding a gun. Should reporters have been so quick to accept that version?
Headlines and headaches for those unable to escape their past.
At the end of the 1925 movie ‘Red Kimono,’ the protagonist, Gabrielle Darley, throws away her garment and moves on to a better life. Real life is more complicated.
Father Coughlin’s bully pulpit.
Broadcasters silenced Father Charles Coughlin in 1938, just as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have shut down pro-Trump incitements to violence in 2021.
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Studies of bilingualism show that accents and vocabulary can change depending on your circumstances.
New era, new challenges.
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A new era will require a new approach when it comes to reporting US politics.
It’s hard to be patient.
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Media outlets used visual metaphors to explain to the public how election results would emerge.