Latest from Margaret Sullivan

For one Capitol reporter, Jan. 6 was the final straw — but he had watched a crisis brew for years

Andrew Taylor of the Associated Press left his beat of 30 years, both traumatized and frustrated by journalism’s failure to cope with today’s dire politics.
  • Sep 18, 2021

Words matter. So these journalists refuse to call GOP election meddling an ‘audit.’

Why the media must resist the euphemisms and slanted word choices devised by political message-makers.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Congress may be about to help local news. It can’t happen soon enough.

There’s bipartisan support for giving significant tax credits to local news outlets and local news subscribers.
  • Aug 31, 2021

How journalism saved ‘Jeopardy!’ from an unworthy host after an utter failure of corporate vetting

Mike Richards was the wrong guy to fill Alex Trebek’s shoes. It took a diligent reporter who discovered what Sony missed.
  • Aug 23, 2021

The Afghan debacle lasted two decades. The media spent two hours deciding whom to blame.

This tragedy deserves far more care in coverage than a political “winners and losers” story.
  • Aug 16, 2021

Albany’s newspaper has covered Gov. Cuomo’s sexual misconduct admirably. Chris Cuomo and CNN have blown it.

The Cuomo scandal has shown that national prominence and media-outlet size have exactly zero to do with ethical behavior.
  • Aug 9, 2021

It’s been one pivot after another for the 19th — the start-up news site about gender and politics

It’s an object lesson in how change demands change, and how to respond.
  • Aug 4, 2021

Our democracy is under attack. Washington journalists must stop covering it like politics as usual.

Why the press needs to shed ingrained habits to meet the defining crisis of our time.
  • Jul 28, 2021

I can’t quit you, Facebook, but I should. We all should.

Zuckerberg’s monster is damnably good at connecting us, often in good ways. But the cost is too high.
  • Jul 13, 2021