Category Archives: Journalism

Overthrow the Prince of Facebook

Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal – I’ll start with a personal experience and then try to expand into Republicans and big tech. In the spring of 2016, Facebook came under pressure, stemming from leaks by its workers, over … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Journalism, Millennials, Republicans, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Ernie Pyle: The Man Who Told America the Truth About D-Day

David Chrisinger in the New York Times Magazine – Most of the men in the first wave never stood a chance. In the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, thousands of American soldiers crawled down swaying cargo nets and thudded … Continue reading

Posted in Ernie Pyle, Journalism, New York Times

Dropped Hyphens, Split Infinitives, and Other Thrilling Developments from the 2019 American Copy Editors Society Conference

Readers today are unlikely to confuse an adolescent with an armload of brushwood used for fences and hedges. Still, The New Yorker’s copy editors dutifully hyphenate “teen-ager.” From Mary Norris of the New Yorker – Several hundred copy editors descended … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism

From fake news to enemy of the people: An anatomy of Trump’s tweets

By Stephanie Sugars of the Committee to Protect Journalists – Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Fake news, Journalism

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis communication, Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake news, FBI, FiveThirtyEight, Geopolitical, government, Internet, Journalism, Politics, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia, Social Media, Technology, Ukraine, United States, White House