John Kroll responds to the New York Times public editor’s piece about criticism surrounding a photo attached to a report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Margaret Sullivan, public editor, had shared the explanation from the Times’ standards editor: “except to correct factual errors, we very rarely change or delete published content. The stories that remain accessible […]
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You might have heard: “60 Minutes” aired a special segment to apologize for its Benghazi report (Mediate) But did you know: Craig Silverman compares the “60 Minutes” Benghazi debacle that led to an on-air apology from correspondent Lara Logan and a story that involved inauthentic documents critical of President George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard […]
John Judis adds his thoughts to the ongoing debate on whether journalists should be objective. He highlights the subtle differences between objectivity and impartiality. Judis adds that opinions should be judged by whether they are normative judgments about what ought to be done, or analytical judgments about what is likely to happen, or about what are viable […]
Over the weekend, The New York Times made corrections on a story about the Navy SEALs raid in Somalia without issuing correction notices. Bryan Murley argues that this represents two larger problems for media outlets: pushing out news that is not verified in a breaking news situation and not correcting online stories in a way […]
Whenever people discuss how journalism is changing, one of the most common questions is: “Who is a journalist today and who isn’t?” It’s the wrong question.
The best thinking about journalism’s future benefits from its being in touch with technology’s potential. But it can get in its own way when it simplifies and repudiates the intelligence of journalism’s past. That is happening, to a degree, in a discussion gaining momentum lately that journalism should now largely move beyond fact gathering and […]
The White House press corps became a story this week, which is almost always bad news. In a piece entitled “Obama the puppet master,” Politico reported that the Obama Administration had put media manipulation “on steroids.” It was using social media and technology in new ways to bypass the press and target access. By doing so, the […]