Max Fisher addresses the many ways the U.S. could have fallen in press freedom ranking

The U.S. fell 13 spots from 2012 to 2013 in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index, a report released annually by Reporters Without Borders. Max Fisher takes a look at how the rankings were determined, cautioning that reports that say the ranking is “plummeting” are misreads and over-interpretations.

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