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April 19, 2022
The American Media’s Approach to War Coverage Needs to Be Fundamentally Reimagined
We need more reporting on forgotten conflicts—and more stories that spotlight how war ravages people and leads to atrocities.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 20, 2021
This 5-Point Plan Will Fix Climate Coverage
Number 1: It’s the planet, stupid.
Mary Annaïse Heglar
October 6, 2021
A Massive Fail on Crime Reporting by “The New York Times,” NPR
Sensational stories about a “spike” in murders offer a model of how
to cover criminal justice.
September 28, 2021
The 24-Hour Outrage Cycle
It’s a well-oiled machine.
September 2, 2021
Why Won’t TV News Say “Climate Change” About Hurricane Ida?
It’s media malpractice not to mention that burning fossil fuels drives extreme weather events.
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August 13, 2021
The Radical Capitalist Behind the Critical Race Theory Furor
How a dark-money mogul bankrolled an astroturf backlash.
April 21, 2021
We interrupt this coverage of a tragedy with word of another tragedy.
April 12, 2021
Dear Media, Let’s Treat the Climate Emergency Like the Pandemic Emergency
Journalism must reflect what science says.
March 25, 2021
Biden Meets, and Defeats, the Press
The president should postpone future news conferences. Not because he can’t handle them—but because the White House press corps can’t.
September 24, 2020
The Media Is Missing the Republicans’ Supreme Court Power Grab—Again
McConnell and Co. are playing as dirty a game as possible in their quest to fill Ginsburg’s seat before the election, but you won’t find that story in most news coverage.