The Threat to Newspapers

McKay Coppins at The Atlantic: What threatens local newspapers now is not just digital disruption or abstract market forces. They’re being targeted by investors who have figured out how to get rich by strip-mining local-news outfits. The model is simple: Gut the...

Nobel Prize and a French Memorial

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation: The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation sends our heartfelt congratulations to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for receiving the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Their dedication to journalism and the protection of freedoms have...

Nobel Prize and Threats to Journalists

Roger Cohen at NY Times: The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov, comes at a time of growing assaults on a free press across the world, as authoritarian governments extend their reach and the slogan of “fake news” is used...

Op-Ed Contest Reminder

A reminder about CMC’s Dreier Roundtable Fall 2021 op-ed writing contest.  Entries should be in the form of an op-ed article, of the kinds that appear in newspapers and news sites. The op-ed may concern any issue in public affairs, broadly defined, domestic or...

Journalist Safety

AP Executive Editor Julie Pace: One of our most important missions at AP is ensuring the safety and security of our staff and freelance journalists around the world.Our teams face both threats to their physical safety and increasing levels of online attacks and...

Capital Gazette Shooting Timeline

WJZ-TV in Baltimore offers a timeline of the Capital Gazette shooting: June 28, 2018: A gunman enters the Capital Gazette offices with a “long gun,” shoots through a glass door and fires at multiple employees. Five staffers at the The Capital are killed in the attack:...