journalism

Clarence Thomas Questions Landmark Libel Case, Raising Concerns About Press Freedoms

Clarence Thomas Questions Landmark Libel Case, Raising Concerns About Press Freedoms

Thomas took issue with the landmark Times v Sullivan case from 1964, which provides a broad framework for press freedoms enjoyed today.

Venezuela is Getting Ready for a Showdown Between Maduro and US-Backed Guaido

Saturday, February 23rd makes a month since Guaido declared himself interim president and the opposition said it must bring aid into the country.

Can the Academy Awards Recover from a Series of Missteps?

The 91st Academy Awards will be held this Sunday, but in the run up to this year’s ceremony, the focus has been less on the nominees, and more on several missteps made by the Academy.

Chicago Police Charge 'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett with Staging Assault

On Wednesday, Jussie Smollett, the openly gay black actor known for his role in the TV series “Empire,” was charged with staging his own assault.

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John Q. Barrett

Joshua Goodman

Erin Ailworth

Clarence Thomas Questions Landmark Libel Case, Raising Concerns About Press Freedoms

The Global Fight for Press Freedom

October 23, 2017:In Malta, the murder of a journalist is drawing protests and raising questions. The Takeaway has that story, plus a conversation with a journalist who was barred from entering the U.S. We also explore the political crisis in Catalonia; how communities in Portugal and California are recovering from wildfires; and a controversial murder trial that played a key role during the 2016 election. 

The Global Fight for Press Freedom

How the alt-right distorts the Russia investigation.

July 19, 2017: Sites like InfoWars and Breitbart often push stories that are not based in fact, and their myths and conspiracies sometimes reach the president. Today, a look at how the alt-right distorts the Russia-Trump investigation, plus we explore how libraries are fighting fake news, we examine another questionable police shooting, America's man-made wildfire crisis, and a conversation with one of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act. 

How the alt-right distorts the Russia investigation.

Ethics Questions Reach Ivanka, The Future of Fox, World Cannabis Day

April 20, 2017:

1. Power for Sale? Ethics Questions Swirl Around Ivanka Trump (12 min)

2. The Big Business of South Florida's Overdose Crisis (11 min)

3. As Protests Grow, Violence Hits the Streets of Venezuela (4 min)

4. An Uncertain Future for U.S. Marijuana Laws (9 min)

5. After Bill O'Reilly: What's Next for Fox News (7 min)

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Ethics Questions Reach Ivanka, The Future of Fox, World Cannabis Day

Putin Frenzy, Blowback in Baltimore, Class Warfare

January 12, 2017:

1. After Russian Hacks, House Dems Face an Uphill Battle for Accountability (6 min)

2. Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Are Losing Again Amid Putin Frenzy (11 min)

3. Meet an Obamacare Recipient Who Wants It Gone (4 min)

4. Can a Brain Surgeon Design Federal Housing Policy? (4 min)

5. Baltimore Agrees to DOJ Police Reforms as Mosby Faces Blowback (6 min)

6. The Angry Ghost of America's Unresolved Class Warfare (8 min)

Putin Frenzy, Blowback in Baltimore, Class Warfare