Articles tagged: Media

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Anatomy of a Crime

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

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‘Pink Slime’ Journalism Finds a Home in Texas’ News Deserts

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

** FILE ** A sign for The Dallas Morning News building is shown near the Belo Corp. headquarters building Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Dallas. Belo Corp. has announced Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, that it will spin off its newspaper division to create separate newspaper and television station companies. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) by

Inside the Dallas Morning News Union Fight

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


No News is Bad News

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


Texas Newspaper Readers Unite!

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


The Problem with Facts

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