Topic “media criticism”
More than 50 journalists and journalism educators signed a letter calling on The New York Times to be more transparent about the conflicts of interests of those contributing to its op-ed pages, according to the Columbia Journalism Review. Read more »
Society of Professional Journalists pushes U.S. newsrooms to stop using "illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien"
At its annual conference, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) voted Tuesday, Sept. 27, to recommend that newsrooms across the United States end the use of the terms "illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien" in stories, reported MediaBistro. Read more »
Now that the threat of Hurricane Irene, the third deadliest to hit the United States since 1980, has passed, media critics are questioning whether journalists went overboard, or whether non-stop hurricane coverage might in fact have saved lives, according to the Christian Science Monitor. Read more »
Following accusations of corruption in the Brazilian ministry of agriculture by the magazine Veja and newspaper Folha de São Paulo, Minister Wagner Rossi resigned on Aug. 17, reported BBC Mundo. Read more »
The scandal at News Corp., run by billionaire CEO Rupert Murdoch, has expanded from incidents of alleged phone-hacking by the U.K.-based News of the World tabloid to a bribery scandal that has led to multiple arrests and resignations and embroiled Read more »
A corruption scandal involving a top official at the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo human rights group, the country’s most prominent voice against the Argentine dictatorship (1976-1983), has led media outlets and journalists to accuse each other of biasing coverage for political ends. Read more »
It's the titillating story that just won't go away: whether U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will resign in the wake of his online sexual adventures.
U.S. newspapers should do a much better job covering drug trafficking in their own cities, charged a Mexican editor who argues the drug cartels love nothing better than to limit coverage of their deadly activities. Read more »
While the U.S. media has been criticized for being manipulated by supposed presidential candidate Sarah Palin, journalists will soon have new material to work with as more than 24,000 pages of e-mails from the former governor will be released by Alaskan officials, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Read more »