News media

A closeup of Maria Ressa with her hand up in front of her face.

Maria Ressa says journalism is democracy’s ‘first line of defense’ and Rappler won’t back down


Time Magazine honored journalists with its Person of the Year award. The list of journalists include Maria Ressa, founder of the investigative Rappler Media in the Philippines. Ressa and Rappler have been covering extrajudicial killings in the country, part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs.


Twitter bars ads from RT and Sputnik after concerns of electoral interference

A panel from the new book, "Terms of Service: Understanding Our Role in the World of Big Data."

Al Jazeera America explains big data with help from a comic book artist

Journalist James Foley

If you’re a kidnapped American hoping for help from the government, ‘that isn’t going to happen’

An artist collective erected this photo exhibit in Pakistan to remind drone operators that their targets are real people.

This is a message for US drone pilots: we are not bugs

Global Scan
A woman works at a news-stand in the Moscow metro.

The Moscow News that we knew is going away

Global Politics

Journalist Natalia Antonova reflects on why she decided to leave her job as an editor of the Moscow News as the publication embarks on a major transformation.Journalist Natalia Antonova reflects on why she decided to leave her job as an editor of the Moscow News as the publication embarks on a major transformation.

The World

Helen Thomas retires after nearly 50 years as White House correspondent

Global Politics

Helen Thomas resigned yesterday as columnist for Hearst Newspapers and ended nearly 50 years as a White House correspondent. Her retirement came on the heels of a controversial video that went viral. We talk with Washington Post columnist, Sally Quinn.

The World

‘I’m proud to be American — and that is why after this newscast, I’m resigning’

Global Politics

Wednesday evening, Liz Wahl, an anchor for the Russian-backed, English language news organization RT, quit on air after denouncing Russia’s invasion of Crimea. Suddenly, RT became known across the social media universe. But Journalism Professor Ann Cooper says it and other state-sponsored news channels generally dwell in obscurity.


In Paris, the shareholders aim to turn a storied newsroom into a restaurant

Arts, Culture & Media

Newspapers are under a lot of pressure around the world, and many are proposing innovative solutions for raising income. In Paris, that’s a plan to take the newsroom and turn it into a restaurant.

Yasser Faisal al-Jumaili during the battle of Fallujah, Iraq, in November 2004.

A journalist killed in Syria is remembered for his keen eye

Conflict & Justice

More than 60 journalists have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in 2011. Among the most recent is Iraqi journalist Yasser Faisal al-Julaimi, who was killed last month by Islamic extremists. Baghdad-based reporter Jane Arraf knew Yasser well and recalls his keen sense of beauty.