Latest from Margaret Sullivan

‘More immediate, more visceral’ and a lot tougher on Eric Clapton: A plan for reviving Rolling Stone

With Web-savvy new editor Noah Shachtman, the boomer-rock bible wants to shrug off dusty magazine conventions — and take on sacred cows.
  • Oct 17, 2021

Trump’s favorite channel, One America News, was never ‘news’ at all

A stunning Reuters exposé demonstrates that for OAN, “it was never, never the full truth” when covering Trump.
  • Oct 10, 2021

Facebook is harming our society. Here’s a radical solution for reining it in.

A whistleblower showed the extent of Facebook’s toxicity, and our current tools of government aren’t equipped to confront it.
  • Oct 5, 2021

A Trump lawyer wrote an instruction manual for a coup. Why haven’t you seen it on the news?

The Eastman memo is a 6-point plan for the end of American democracy
  • Sep 30, 2021

Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford have a lot to talk about. And now, they’re letting us listen.

Their conversation is part of a new podcast on Hill’s testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings — and everything we’ve learned, or failed to learn, about harassment since then.
  • Sep 24, 2021

A new media strategy for selling the seriousness of the climate crisis: Humor

The top late-night comedy hosts will address climate change on their shows Wednesday, in a coordinated effort to get a message across.
  • Sep 21, 2021

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