Latest from Margaret Sullivan

Fox News trying to claim that Tom Hanks was ‘canceled’ is proof of its utter desperation

The right-wing cable giant ignored my suggestion to focus on real news. Now it’s all-in on culture war-stoking.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Only in our anti-truth hellscape could Anthony Fauci become a supervillain

How right-wing media used his emails to pretend he’s corrupt.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Biden promises the feds will stop trampling journalists’ rights. But we need more than words.

An outrageous Justice Department gag order on the New York Times proves it’s time for serious action from the White House.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Emily Wilder’s firing is a story of bad faith, not bad tweets. Newsrooms must do better.

The AP should have guided a young reporter through a crisis — not caved to a right-wing mob.
  • May 27, 2021

What’s the key to a good life? Ask the people who’ve lived long enough to know.

In a media culture that too often devalues old people, the “70 Over 70” podcast spotlights the senior luminaries with “wisdom bombs” to share.
  • May 23, 2021

America’s rich people could have saved local journalism — and perhaps democracy. They refused.

The sale of the Tribune newspapers to the Alden hedge fund is a sign of trouble ahead.
  • May 21, 2021

The Washington Post will soon have a woman as its top editor. And yes, that matters.

The benefits of diverse leadership can be subtle and hard to pin down. But they are real.
  • May 16, 2021

Reality Winner was the FBI’s ‘head on a pike’ for Trump. It’s time to set her free.

A new documentary shows how a young woman who tried to get alarming information to the public was caught up in forces beyond her control.
  • May 12, 2021

Facebook’s oversight board whiffed. Trump deserves a permanent exile.

Trump abused his Facebook account hundreds of times, yet the company’s watchdog board claims his suspension was inappropriate.
  • May 5, 2021

The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won’t let anyone forget it

While Sunday shows keep booking the lawmakers who undermined democracy, one public radio station set out to keep that fact in the foreground.
  • May 2, 2021