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“The present crisis of Western democracy is a crisis of journalism”

What Walter Lippmann’s early writings say about some of journalism’s most urgent contemporary challenges

Opinion: Diversity

How Journalists of Color Are Redefining Newsroom Culture

For decades, news organizations have talked about the importance of diversity. Now it’s time to make it work

“… Go to War I Did, and at Considerable Trouble”

Associated Press correspondent Ruth Cowan fought generals and editors to become one of the first women credentialed to cover World War II

Opinion: Ethics

The New Yorker’s Real Mistake with Bannon

Who has the media been ignoring because it’s given so much attention to Bannon and others who think like him?


Where Does Journalism End and Activism Begin?

The polarized political moment raises fresh questions in newsrooms about the line between reporting and advocacy


Why We Need More Journalism Courses Taught in Prison

For those incarcerated, the study of journalism can aid rehabilitation by providing tangible skills and a chance to increase understanding of prisoners’ experiences


Help Wanted: West Virginia Is Looking for the Next Generation of Local Newspaper Owners

The West Virginia Press Association and West Virginia University are launching a new effort to replenish the shrinking pool of independent community news publishers

Opinion: Ethics

When Is It OK for Journalists To Be Activists?

There are times when it’s not only ok but imperative for journalists to become active participants around issues

Opinion: Ethics

Give Back the Bracelet: Ali Watkins and the Ethics of Source Relationships

Adhering to bright ethical guidelines makes it easier to push back against unwelcome government intrusion into journalistic work


Six Journalism Startups Illustrating the Unique Pressures Driving Media Innovation in Europe

Capitalizing on the strengths of their smaller markets and the inexpensive cost of reaching audiences online, these innovative startups are cultivating specialties, offering ancillary services, and even becoming major media players in their respective markets