Manuela Schaer of Switzerland, right, and Tatyana McFadden of the United States, second from right, compete in the women’s 1500m wheelchair racing T54 final during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games.
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The media determines how Paralympians are depicted to viewers. What it chooses to focus on can help change attitudes about disability.
People cooled off at a beach in Chestermere, Alta., as a heat wave settled over Western Canada.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
New normal. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. In recent days, as Western Canada and the United States have been broiling under a climate-fuelled heat crisis, all sorts of superlatives have been used to describe…
Seventy-four percent of shows and films with an abortion plot line centered on an impregnated white character, including ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’
Hollywood continues to dramatically exaggerate the medical risks associated with abortion while downplaying barriers to access.
Chinese outlets that once relayed cautious optimism over Donald Trump’s deal-making abilities now express exasperation over his chaotic style.
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In 2016, America’s adversaries seemed to cheer electoral chaos and a withering faith in democracy. Now they seem to be hoping democracy can topple a leader they’ve grown loathe to deal with.
There’s a growing awareness that Cambridge Analytica harnessed social media and personal data to influence elections.
What role do foreign actors play in African elections? Cambridge Analytica’s case sheds some light.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with Rep. Katie Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, in January 2019.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.
A big discrepancy exists between the actual threat of mass shootings and the way the public perceives that threat.
You’re just as likely to be a victim of a mass shooting as you are to be struck by lightning. So why do nearly 50% of Americans say they’re afraid of being caught in the crossfire?
Staffers at The Village Voice were able to see the riots unfold from the news room.
With major dailies giving a megaphone to the police, the coverage of Stonewall is a reminder of what’s lost when alternative media outlets wither away.
Lesley Visser was one of the first female television sports reporters – but she’s appalled at how little progress has been made.
AP Photo/Bill Sikes
Female athletes barely receive more attention than horses and dogs. And if you’re a woman who wants to become a sports journalist, you should steel yourself for some social media venom.
How do people respond to media coverage of weather influenced by climate change?
AP Photo/Andy Newman
Media reports are starting to directly connect climate change to its weather effects in local communities. But how you respond to those linkages depends on what you already think about climate change.
Journalists, especially those with specialised knowledge, can shed light on important issues.
The transition to digital media is messy, and sometimes bloody – and beat journalism is among the victims.
Connecticut members of the Ku Klux Klan, escorted by Meriden, Conn. police, run for shelter as protesters pelt them in March 1981.
In 1979, David Duke told the media he had launched a wildly successful recruiting drive in Connecticut. A local reporter wanted to test Duke’s claims – so he filled out an application to join the KKK.
African-Australians protesting what they perceive as biased media coverage outside the Channel 7 studios in Melbourne last weekend.
The problem is the disproportionate amount of attention on the so-called African gang problem and the way these incidents are being reported.
If a news report mentions a shooter’s tough childhood, chances are he’s white.
White shooters are nearly 95 percent more likely to have their crimes attributed to mental illness than black shooters.
A North Korean newscaster reports on the Inter-Korean summit during an April 28 broadcast.
Korean Central Television
The reclusive country’s media is tightly controlled and choreographed. But a close look at the tone and focus of the coverage can shed light on the regime’s priorities and resolve.
Kenyan policemen in Kibera. The media stands accused of refusing to cover post-election tensions comprehensively.
Kenya’s press has admitted to self-censorship after the August 8th poll to avoid a repeat of 2008’s post-election violence. But by refusing to inform the public has the media lost credibility?
In the wake of Trump’s proposed transgender military ban, new research highlights the potential for entertainment –more than news coverage – to open minds on even the most polarizing issues.
The study looked at helping redheads to tan and protect them from the sun. But the redheads were mice, not humans.
A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here’s what the study really says.
Breathless reporting accompanies each attack, with little time spent addressing the underlying causes.
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Terrorist attacks are more than ‘breaking news,’ but the media aren’t taking a comprehensive approach to exploring the underlying issues.
A South African student invites people to “walk in others’ shoes” doing a protest about gender based violence.
High profile stories of femicide come with a flare up of societal outrage, protest and collective introspection. But nothing ever really changes.