Fall 2017 Issue
Can the First Amendment save us?
It took a long time for the press to gain freedom and respect in America. Now both are in peril.
When all the news that fits is Trump
Great reporting is how the “failing” New York Times has answered (and benefited mightily) from the president’s attacks. But the paper’s former executive editor warns of the pitfalls of the Trump bump.
Trump and the Watergate effect
Will young journalists still be inspired by today’s watchdog reporting?
Best press he’s ever had
To tabloid reporters in New York, President Trump was known simply as Donald. A former gossip writer for the New York Daily News describes a complicated—and profitable—relationship.
The Jared bubble
What my 18 months as Jared Kushner’s first editor taught me about the Trump family and the press
Covering a country where race is everywhere
While race, and racism, have always been part of political coverage in America, Trump has thrust them both onto center stage
What if the right-wing media wins?
Conservative critics of the press want more than just a louder voice. They want The New York Times and The Washington Post to go away.
The victims of fake news
Conspiracy theories thrive online, but their consequences are real. Just ask these people.
The Trump-Russia memos
A graphic account of the so-called “dossier” that had the media world buzzing
The Trump Conundrum
Reporters struggled with how to write about one of the most unconventional presidential campaigns in US history. A new analysis shows why.
A crisis of relevance
Even if the media’s financial and technological problems were fixed, does the news still matter?
Making media literacy great again
A basic understanding of where news comes from is back on the syllabus as students navigate an increasingly bewildering media environment
The 140-character president
Donald Trump’s Twitter feed has become a news service for political junkies. It’s also raised a tangle of new ethical and legal questions for reporters covering the White House.
The White House briefing room gets its 15 minutes
It’s cramped, has only 49 seats, and is a maze of wires and cables. But never, in its nearly 50 years of existence, has it been as central to a presidency as it is today.