Archive: Jul 2016

Ann Marie Lipinski, NF ’90

Speaking Truth to Power July 29, 2016

In the series “The Spoils of Power,” Lipinski, Dean Baquet, and William Gaines revealed the waste, self-interest, and profiteering that dominated the proceedings of the 50-member Chicago City Council. During their six-month investigation, they examined land transactions, zoning changes, and … Read more

Harry S. Ashmore, NF ’42

Speaking Truth to Power July 29, 2016

In a series of anti-segregation editorials, Ashmore criticized Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus for his unwarranted interference in the confrontation over the admission of black students to a Little Rock high school in 1957. In his lengthy telegram to President … Read more

Accountability Journalism: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

By July 22, 2016

This article is based on the author’s book, “Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism,” being published in October 2016 by Harvard University Press. The path to The Washington Post’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into shootings by … Read more

Getting Beyond Stereotypes on Israeli TV News

By July 6, 2016

Growing up in a small village in northern Israel, Janaan Bsoul loved watching news and current affair shows with her dad. Bsoul is an Arab, and the people on television—anchors, pundits, interviewees—were almost all Jews, but she thought nothing of … Read more

Reporting on Islam

By July 6, 2016

The concept was simple: Seven Californian Muslims, each photographed against a grey background, talking about the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” usually translated as “God is great.” No voiceovers. No cutaways. Just seven Californians, talking about two words. If there’s one … Read more