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The Difference Between Fact and Fiction

Turn on CNN any Sunday morning and its principal programs most likely will intrigue you, particularly if you are watching Fareed Zakaria, Brian Stelter and their casts of articulate and intelligent characters who "analyze" or have an...Show More Summary

No Child Should Be Expendable

Is it ironic or just ignorant? I don't know. An American journalist is brutally murdered by ISIS terrorists and the bombs are flying, coalitions are formed to attack them and put an end to their heinous crimes...all of which I support. However,...Show More Summary

Yellowing Journalism

Saturday, September 27, 1941: Bold headlines scream across the front page of the New York Post: "REDS SMASH CRIMEA DRIVE; NAZI'S TAKE 665,000 NEAR KIEV." And... "F.D.R. Hails 14 Liberty Ships as Blow at Hitler." This yellowing edition...Show More Summary

For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America's public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly disproportionate number...Show More Summary

President Obama Should Embrace Disclosure of Climate Damage

Climate pollution threatens our children's health, cherished wildlife and forests, agriculture and our coastlines. Its impacts only get worse, and more costly, the longer we continue to make decisions for the future that commit us to more carbon pollution. President Obama has underscored his desire for the federal government to lead by example. Show More Summary

Gary Webb Was Right

"Gary Webb was no journalism hero, despite what 'Kill the Messenger' says," read the recent Washington Post Op-ed headline. It's a sad sight, especially at a time when real journalism is shriveling and in retreat, including in the Washington...Show More Summary

Five Great Ghost Video News Reports (VIDEO)

Ghost stories haunt the headlines during the Halloween season. However, eerie stories of paranormal activity are covered throughout the year, especially if they are particularly strange. The ghost stories covered in news stories this last year were better than ever. Show More Summary

Waltzing With Ben and Sally

For three years, I sat next to Sally Quinn and fought with Ben Bradlee. That's a quick summary of my brief and fiery career at the Washington Post. I was just 27 years old in 1973 when Bradlee hired me to write in the Style section of the newspaper. Show More Summary

How to Get Your News From Poems

I came to journalism by way of poetry. For a long time, poems were my workshop. Through poetry I experimented with language, learned how to make meaning and build empathy. Poetry, like so much good journalism, helped me see the world in new ways. This week, the nation's largest poetry festival kicks off in Newark, New Jersey. Show More Summary

The Women's Vote: Ebola or Equal Pay?

Ebola panic is sweeping the nation, with schools closing and people barricading themselves at home, even if they're thousands of miles away from one of the three individuals who have contracted virus on U.S. soil. Politicians, always...Show More Summary

HBO Going Rogue Could Get Us to Net Neutrality

Recently, a couple of cable content providers have announced that they're going rogue and are going to start providing content independently of cable companies. That's good news for consumers who have, until now, been at the mercy of companies such as Comcast and Time Warner. Show More Summary

Ebola Crisis Sparks Need to Address Conspiracy Theories

The current Ebola crisis has revealed the power of conspiracy theories and how they can prevent meaningful engagement in crisis situations. A major Liberian newspaper continues to churn out bizarre conspiracy theories about the mortality of Ebola patients and remains extremely popular. Show More Summary

Sy Hersh and Ben Bradlee: Lovers Who Only Danced Together

Bob Woodward, the legendary Watergate reporter, first suggested to me that I speak with his former boss. "Call Ben," he said. And he gave me Ben Bradlee's email address. And soon enough, Bradlee's assistant was in touch and we danced for a few weeks before we hooked up on the phone. I was nervous. Show More Summary

Little White Lies: Are They Good or Bad in Publishing?

Little White Lies. We all use them in daily life. A friend asks us if she looks like she's gained weight and we say no when it does look like she's put on a few pounds. We tell a weary customer service rep we haven't been waiting too...Show More Summary

Success and Fun: The Bradlee Effect

Reflecting on the life and death of Ben Bradlee, the beloved former editor of the Washington Post, caused me to again see the immense power of fun. I only met Bradlee a couple of times in social settings, but you could feel his exuberance right off. Show More Summary

If This Generation Continues to Stumble, The Economy Will Fall

NEW YORK -- After a year-long reporting effort by The GroundTruth Project, a clearer picture is emerging of a millennial generation facing an uncertain global economy. Our team of 21 GroundTruth reporting fellows journeyed to 11 countries to tell the story of their own generation. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Video Beats Display, Nearly As Good As TV: comScore's Fulgoni

CHICAGO -- Digital video is performing highly as an advertising medium, and nearly approaching the volume of TV in some quarters, says one of the leaders of venerable media metrics house comScore. "You need about three times as manyShow More Summary

Zombie Lies About Ferguson: Debunked or Not, Right-wing Talking Heads Won't Let Them Die

There are lies, damned lies, and right-wing zombie lies. What's a right-wing zombie lie? It's an untruth that -- no matter how many times it is debunked, no matter how many times it is killed -- keeps coming out of the mouths of right-wingers. Show More Summary

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