Journalism Loses Swagger

Jack Shafer at Politico: The loss of journalistic swagger can be measured partly in numbers. A generation ago, the profession summoned cultural power from employing almost a half-million people in the newspaper business alone. Now, more than two-thirds of newspaper...

Today Is World Press Freedom Day

Kirsten Eddy at Pew: A large majority of Americans see the freedom of the press as highly important to the well-being of society. But many express concerns about potential restrictions on press freedoms in the United States – and say that political and financial...

Suspending a Critic of Bias

David Folkenflik at NPR: NPR has formally punished Uri Berliner, the senior editor who publicly argued a week ago that the network had “lost America’s trust” by approaching news stories with a rigidly progressive mindset. Berliner’s five-day...

Nonprofit Local News

Many posts have described the decline of local news. Howard Husock at City Journal: The recent emergence of nonprofit local news holds promise for at least arresting the negative trend. Reliant on philanthropy and reader support, these digital enterprises avoid the...