A new book surveying more than 1,000 journalists finds their politics have drifted a bit to the right since the 1990s, but they still remain more liberal than the general US population. With a majority of the public accusing news outlets of political bias, these numbers aren’t likely to silence that noisy debate.
Bloggers Hit the Campaign Trail at What Cost?
Many of those in the blogosphere see themselves as watchdogs arrayed against an insular political establishment dominated by consultants, interests groups, and the mainstream media. But with bloggers taking an increasingly active role in some of the key 2006 political races, are they sacrificing that independence to become part of the system they decry?
The Harvard Professor and The New Yorker
In what could become a high-stakes legal battle, a world renowned professor claims he was defamed in an Aug. 28 New Yorker story about the skirmish over assigning credit for a major mathematics breakthrough. While the magazine stands by its story, the professor is threatening litigation if he doesn’t get an apology and retraction.
Al Jazeera's Global Gamble
Officials of Al Jazeera International discuss their plans for launching the English-language version of the controversial Arab news channel. Why the long delays? Is the network anti-American? That, plus, a chronology of the rocky relationship between Al Jazeera and the US government.
The Tribune Co. Controversy
Members of the Chandler family are pushing the Tribune Company to sell off some of its media assets. Tribune is pushing back. PEJ looks at the dispute.
Remembering James Carey
James Carey, a founding member of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, passed away May 23 at age 71. Journalist, educator, scholar, Carey may have been the most influential thinker about journalism since Walter Lippmann. Learn more about this extraordinary thinker.
Last Call at the ASNE Saloon
Text of a speech Carroll, the former editor of the Los Angeles Times, gave at the 2006 ASNE Convention in Seattle, Washington, on April 26, 2006.
Media Anger Management
Much has been made of the surge of emotion among journalists who covered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and to a lesser degree Hurricane Rita.
A comprehensive look at how the news media are covering the hurricane and its aftermath.
The Gender Gap
A new PEJ study of the news media finds men are cited as sources much more often than women on a wide range of topics
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