Since the 1980s, cable news networks have focused on hyperpartisan news coverage to attract core audiences in an increasingly fragmented media market.
Tucker Carlson and his employer, Fox News, had an incredible understanding of what their audience wants: a kind of authenticity that is not genuine but instead manipulative.
Instead of simply applauding nudges, journalists should critically assess when and why governments use this tool.
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is far from the first American journalist to be accused of spying, a media historian explains.
Cartoonists throughout the nation’s history have been jailed, beaten, sued and censored. But Scott Adams’ work is being rejected for what he expressed off the page.
ESPN commentators avoided speculation and struck a compassionate tone.
There is a lot about Donald Trump that makes him attractive to the public, and alluring to the media. A scholar of political journalism has some suggestions about how to cover him.
He is the heir-apparent of a global media empire, but how much to we really know about Lachlan Murdoch?
Russian government media are frequently criticized as being blatant propaganda. How do US government media measure up?
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.
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.
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?
Media ownership has consolidated around a handful of billionaires – and that might not be great for democracy.
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.
A series of in-depth interviews with self-described conservatives found concerns that go beyond concerns about selective facts or obvious partisanship.
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.
Fact-checking risks oversimplifying and distorting Americans’ political conflicts, while not actually helping people find ways to work together productively.
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.
Anti-celebrity politicians succeed by styling themselves as authentic alternatives to more showy statesmen.
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.