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?
A new era will require a new approach when it comes to reporting US politics.
There's a lot of scholarship, but a likely reason is pretty basic: People simply don't trust what they're reading and hearing.
Americans truly value local news. But 71% think that their local news outlets are doing just fine financially – which might explain why only 14% paid for a local news source in the past year.
Julian Assange's indictment under the Espionage Act, a sweeping law with heavy penalties for unauthorized receiving or disclosing of classified information, poses a threat to press freedom.
The president's blame-the-press rhetoric is, to the news media, calculated to score political points. But are there real problems US journalists need to address in their work? Yes, says one scholar.
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.
A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.
The death of the Saudi columnist shows the hazards faced by journalists – especially if the US doesn't like what they do.
Researchers set out across four cities to ask the public, what it would it take to rebuild your trust in the media? Here's what they said.
Forged documents were used by the US government 100 years ago to justify hostile actions against Russia. All but one US newspaper accepted the government's propaganda. The lessons for today are stark.
Violence against journalists is on the rise. Many people don't realize that such acts have a long tradition in the US, where partisan rancor was once a hallmark of American journalism.
Bob Woodward's supposedly explosive findings about Trump are not what we need.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
The Trump administration's hostility toward journalists is raising new questions about what rights journalists have to access government officials and events.
Are Americans ready for a new media model? A new survey indicates that, surprisingly, those who are more willing to pay for news include women and the young.
A journalism scholar and biographer of Tom Wolfe looks back at a literary great's life of challenging cultural standards.
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.
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.