Articles tagged: Media
How one reporter followed a notorious jailhouse snitch into one of the ugliest parts of the criminal justice system.
Pamela Colloff’s story “False Witness” may begin like a piece of true crime journalism, but it doesn’t focus on criminal capers and colorful characters ...Read More
Delaware-based Metric Media has created 56 local news websites across Texas. The company claims to be nonpartisan, but its stories amplify Republican politicians and conservative talking points.
Since January, dozens of identical local news sites have popped up across Texas. In a state where an increasing number of communities don’t have access to loc...Read More
North Texas journalists want to make labor history in the Lone Star State. The A. H. Belo Corporation would prefer they didn’t.
On the morning of July 20, journalists at the Dallas Morning News announced they were forming a union, a historic move in a state that hasn’t had a union news...Read More
Professional wrestling (and isn’t that a great oxymoron?) is our goal and role model.
Editor’s Note: This month, we’re reprinting some of our favorite Molly Ivins columns in celebration of her birth month and the upcoming wide release...Read More
Yes, the news industry helped get Trump elected — but not to the extent that Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff argue in their new book, United States of Distraction.
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the American news media was the subject of much well-deserved criticism. A report from Harvard’s Shorenstein Ce...Read More
As more and more rural Texas communities become “news deserts," the civic life of small towns is suffering too.
For the last eight years, Cochran County, a square of farming and ranching country in the High Plains, has gone without a local newspaper. The weekly Morton Tri...Read More
The progressive pundit's criticism of "hedge-fund scavengers" buying struggling newspapers was blocked by his distributor.
The Jim Hightower Column They Don’t Want You to Read The progressive pundit’s criticism of “hedge-fund scavengers” buying struggling new...Read More
Simply by existing, journalism makes the incentives that guide government and culture marginally better, or at least that's the idea.
In March, the Austin American-Statesman announced that it was being sold by its corporate parent, Cox Media Group, to an ill-regarded New York company called Ga...Read More
There is a misunderstanding that false information spreads because real information is somehow in short supply.
In September, a couple of Clinton campaign vets launched a new media venture, Verrit, which bills itself as “media for the 65.8 million,” the number of Clin...Read More