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How right-wing media keeps smearing George Floyd with the racist ‘no angel’ narrative

It’s a narrative all too often applied to Black men who die at the hands of police.
  • Apr 7, 2021

The problem with cheering for the Dominion lawsuit against Fox News

Defamation claims, when misused, can do dire harm to the reality-based news media, too.
  • Apr 1, 2021

Three groundbreaking journalists saw the Vietnam War differently. It’s no coincidence they were women.

A new book tells the story of war reporters Frances FitzGerald, Kate Webb and Catherine Leroy.
  • Mar 28, 2021

Biden’s first news conference is a test for him. But it’s a bigger test for White House reporters.

Journalists must bring context, especially on immigration, and resist post-Trump false equivalence.
  • Mar 23, 2021

‘Not racially motivated’?: The Atlanta spa shootings show why the media should be wary of initial police statements

Law enforcement may have the most solid information in the hours after a tragedy. But it may be flawed — or reflect a damaging bias.
  • Mar 18, 2021

Online harassment of female journalists is real, and it’s increasingly hard to endure

“Attention is clearly a weapon,” says one woman whose life was destabilized by a troll attack. “It feels like a physical threat.”
  • Mar 14, 2021

Oprah proved she is greatest celebrity interviewer of all time. All journalists can learn from her.

Combining a compassionate demeanor with relentless follow-up questioning, she elicited one bombshell from Harry and Meghan after another.
  • Mar 8, 2021

The media plays a crucial role in battling vaccine misinformation. But here’s what not to do.

As journalists join Dolly and Dr. Fauci in educating the public, there are pitfalls to avoid.
  • Mar 7, 2021

Chris Cuomo’s ratings soared when he interviewed his brother last spring. Now that’s off-limits.

The CNN prime-time host created viral moments nightly when Gov. Cuomo appeared on his show. It’s a different story now as the elder Cuomo faces sexual harassment claims.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Some journalists are debating when it’s okay to use the n-word. But this one should be easy.

A Times reporter’s resignation and a podcaster’s suspension bring pushback on what should have been a long-settled discussion.
  • Feb 25, 2021
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