What becomes of the newspaper man? The journalists of tomorrow will be bitter, poor, or trust fund babies, and if you think they hate capitalism today, just wait.
Journalism’s current standards for determining what is publishable are brittle and subject to manipulation by malicious actors.
The follow-up stories to the headline grabbing viral ones never receive as much attention. This one, where Der Spiegel’s Christoph Scheuermann went to the town at the center of the Claas Relotius scandal, should.
Der Spiegel is a popular German news magazine, and is world-renowned for their in-depth investigative reporting. But now they are answering investigative questions themselves, as prominent journalist Claas Relotius has been found to be a fraud.
Those who claim the press have been conspiring to sit on stories about Donald Trump haven’t been paying attention to the press.
This week, the Washington Post’s Charles Lane insisted that the media has done its job this election. He’s wrong.
Paging Elizabeth Picciuto! Paging Elizabeth Picciuto! We have an ethics emergency!
The Governor of Indiana is about to launch a state-run news service that will compete with agencies such as the Associated Press even as it controls access to public information. It is an idea that is terrible for a number of reasons, the primary one being this:
It might well work.
The New York Times ran a story that took Burt Likko’s breath away in outrage when he read it last night. But apparently, he’s pretty much the only one.
A Vox story on America’s drone arsenal has some more explaining to do.
Why I think Elias’s latest is off the mark.
Tod Kelly argues that there’s only one real difference: NRO was willing to part ways with Derbyshire for his embarrassingly offensive racism, while the Washington Post seems to be OK with Cohen’s.
In the UK, government officials threaten legal action against a newspaper for reporting on state secrets. In the U.S., the executive editor of The New York Times does a Q&A on, among other things, why she’s not actually a mean person.
Taylor Jacobson argues that the best way to deal with the modern news media is to ignore it completely.
The APs Kimberly Dozier reports that two anonymous officials and one unnamed “lawmaker” believe terrorist groups have altered how they communicate since the information contained in Edward Snowden’s leaks became public.
Writer says writing is dying–or maybe it’s just really hard to make a living doing it–or something like that.
(The above is a screenshot of the Atlantic’s homepage taken March 10th around 11:30PM. A recap of SNL skits sits next to an article about nuclear war and above a photo series depiciting international...