News & Commentary

Trust, Media and Democracy in the Digital Age

Alberto Ibarguen

In a speech delivered at the Newseum, Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibargüen talks about how civic engagement and civil discourse are endangered by new technology, and what this means for democracy.
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Tough assignment, great reward

Photographer Loren Townsley (2017) knew she was pushing her boundaries when she got her wish: to cover professional baseball.
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Podcast: Journalism in the Age of Trump

What’s it like running a newsroom today and covering an administration that’s often hostile towards journalists? Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of POLITICO, gives us the inside scoop.
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For source of fake reporter ‘robocall,’ look under a rock

Smartphone

The fake robocall was a disgusting attempt to discredit reporters investigating the sexual misconduct allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore.
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Talking with Harry Harris of the East Bay Times

Jackeline Luna (2017) chats with one of the top crime reporters in the country.
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Podcast: When the Government Speaks

What do a Confederate flag license plate, a statue of the Ten Commandments, and a student painting depicting cops as pigs all have in common? They’re all examples of government speech.
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We’re a big part of the fix for ‘junk news’

Individual consumers bear just as much responsibility as social media companies in the fight against junk news.
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Workplace wisdom: four tips

A summer internship shows Aleanna Siacon (2017) how to navigate the workplace as a professional.
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Newseum and AAUW Partner on Media Literacy Education Initiatives

NewseumED and American Association of University Women

Free online resources developed by NewseumED and AAUW provide timely guidance on identifying and avoiding junk news.
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