When news reports tout a drug, people get interested, even if the benefits are unproven. Patient hopes, requests and demands can easily turn into real prescriptions in their doctor's office.
Does taking government money mean journalists owe the government something? A media ethics scholar examines the ethical questions about news organizations getting government help during the pandemic.
It is a tenet of American journalism that reporters working for the news sections of newspapers remain entirely independent of the opinion sections. But that wall may be invisible to readers.
Competition in the marketplace for ideas is different to competition in the market for ordinary goods and services. Bad ideas don't necessarily get trashed.
At this critical juncture in American history, the decision to publish a piece to "send in the troops" suggests a failure of nerve from an esteemed publication.
We don't know a whole lot about COVID-19, and journalists are struggling with how to convey the facts we have.
Much was made of The New York Times' dual endorsement of Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. But four days prior, a hugely popular Facebook meme group threw its support behind Bernie Sanders.
The New York Times has published 400 pages of Chinese government documents on the 're-education' camps for Muslim detainees in Xinjiang. Here's what you need to know.
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.
A New York Times decision has led to predictions of the death of cartooning. But rather than perishing, is the global art form just feeling the full force of technological and workplace change?
With sharp political commentary just as likely to be found on Tumblr as in the pages of the Times, why aren’t the best internet memes being published in the nation's top periodicals?
It's dangerous for the press to take up Julian Assange's cause, two journalism scholars write. Assange is no journalist, they say, and making him out to be one is likely to damage press freedoms.
Foreign press took away the dignity from victims killed in the Nairobi terror attacks by publishing their pictures.
When political polls are aggregated together, that can make the results misleading.
The claim of "resistance" inside the White House offers the possibility of government by Trump appointees who prefer to keep their positions rather than publicly denounce a man they disapprove of.
Revelations about the president's behavior in a new book and an unsigned op-ed, writes a Yale psychiatrist, support what she and mental health specialists have warned: Trump is dangerously unstable.
Quietly fighting from within is just one way for staffers to rein in an out-of-control leader.
When reporting violence, grammar matters: the use of voice is key to apportioning blame and, importantly, an accurate depiction of what has taken place.
Today's media consumers are being bombarded with bias and sensationalism – and could use a dose of Mad's media literacy.
In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.