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Guest opinion: What America needs from the press

These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines. But it isn’t. It had its genesis in a late-April report on CNN that as many as 40 veterans may have died waiting for appointments …

June 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Darrell Ehrlick: The hidden freedom of the press

The greatest freedom the free press may have is the option to not print something.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Who is a journalist and why does it matter?

Who is a journalist? That’s not a question limited to college classes, like the one Steve teaches on media ethics at George Washington University.

September 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: The Grahams' final gift to American journalism

WASHINGTON — It’s easy to talk about how change is good, but when it actually happens it’s a shock. It felt that way for hundreds of Washington Post employees on Monday when we heard our boss, Donald Graham, tell us that he was selling the newspaper.

August 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Attack on AP magnifies need for shield law

In May 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice secretly subpoenaed personal and work telephone records for several Associated Press reporters and editors, along with general AP office numbers in New York, Hartford, Conn.; Washington, D.C.; and for the main AP number in the U.S. House of Represe…

May 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: DOJ lost its balance with secret AP subpoena

Finally, an issue Republicans and Democrats can agree on: The Justice Department went too far in secretly obtaining phone records from the Associated Press that covered parts of two months and more than 20 separate lines.

May 19, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Former dean of the UM School of Journalism dies at 89

No journalist who trained under him is likely to be surprised to learn that Nathaniel Blumberg wrote his own obituary before he died.

February 14, 2012 8:05 pmLoading…
Gabby Giffords, guns and America

Gabby Giffords, guns and America

Probably anyone who follows the news is aware that on Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner, a 22-year-old man with a history of instability, carried an especially deadly gun to a supermarket parking lot in Tucson.

January 08, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Journalistic credibility continues its decline

Ed Kemmick, on Sept. 13, explains what many people have already figured out and why credibility in the mainstream news media continues to decline. Journalism in America today is about the journalist, the words they use and how they use them. The result is misinformation, distraction and omission.

September 20, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Having something to say

Jonathan Weber, the founder of Missoula-based NewWest.Net, has an interesting analysis regarding the demise of Backfence.com, which was launched three years ago as a well-funded experiment in online community journalism.

July 11, 2007 4:40 pmLoading…

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