Blaming The Victims—Not The System—For Bronx Fire Deaths

By Dorothee Benz, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

Was it the space heater on the third floor? The open door on the 15th floor? The faulty fire alarms that went off frequently? The nonexistent sprinkler system? Colonel Mustard with the [...]

Newsrooms Are Unionizing Pretty Much ‘Nonstop’

By Steven Greenhouse, Portside. -

Mike Kelly has worked at The Record for 46 years, and until Gannett acquired the New Jersey newspaper in 2016, he saw little need for a union. But that changed once Gannett arrived. Kelly, a [...]

Meet The Real Hunter S. Thompson

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Post. -

Hunter S. Thompson, the co-founder of Gonzo journalism best known for his book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is a legend in American letters. His reporting for Rolling Stone, in which he [...]

Hawkish Pundits Downplay Threat Of War, Ukraine’s Nazi Ties

By Gregory Shupak, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

With the United States and Russia in a standoff over NATO expansion and Russian troop deployments along the Ukrainian border, US corporate media outlets are demanding that Washington escalate the [...]

CounterSpin Interview With Craig Aaron On Local Journalism

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

More than one in five local papers in the US have closed in just the last 15 years or so. And, yes, people are moving away from print as a form. But who is filling the void of regular, relevant, [...]

What I Got Wrong About Julian Assange

I wrote a piece for Australian online publisher Crikey just before Julian Assange’s extradition hearings resumed in September 2020 in which I regurgitated a slur that has done enormous harm to [...]

PEN America And The Betrayal Of Julian Assange

By Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. -

Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian Assange. Melzer’s integrity and courage, for which he [...]

Committee To Protect Journalists Excludes Assange From Jailed Journalist Index

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

A record number of journalists are imprisoned throughout the world, according to the annual prison index released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). But that number excludes WikiLeaks [...]

Incarcerated Journalists Fought Isolation And Illness To Expose Abusive Conditions

By Rahsaan Thomas And Emily Nonko, Shadow Proof. -

In the summer of 2020 we launched a collaborative writing program to connect incarcerated writers with outside journalists and editors. Our goal was to help them publish their writing in [...]

Media Don’t Factcheck Right-Wing Migration Myths

By David L. Wilson, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked a bizarre question at President Joe Biden’s November 3 Press Briefing. The president seemed to misunderstand the question, which referred to [...]

Media’s Anti-‘Woke’ Mania Moves Social Justice To The Fringe

By Ari Paul, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

“Woke” is the label the aggrieved conservative suburbanite puts on the indignity of having to call their Starbucks barista “they” and finding Ibram X. Kendi on their child’s school reading list. [...]

Censorship Is The Last Gasp Of The Liberal Class

By Daniel Haiphong, Mintpress News. -

On November 8, 2021, Twitter locked my account for a period of one day for responding to corporate media darling and Russiagate fanatic Keith Olbermann’s slanderous reply to journalist Wyatt [...]

Journalist Banned From US, Detained In Mexico On The Way To Nicaragua

By Popular Resistance. -

Steve Sweeney, the international editor of the British socialist newspaper, was detained in Mexico City on Friday as he traveled to Nicaragua to cover the presidential election being held today. [...]

CIA’s War On Assange, Their ‘Most Prominent Critic’ Takes Center Stage

By Kevin Gosztola And Mohamed Elmaazi, The Dissenter. -

The Central Intelligence Agency's record of retaliation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including reported plans to kidnap or assassinate him, was focused on during the second day of [...]

Journalist Targeted For Reporting On Police Working For A Pipeline Company

By Karen Savage, DeSmog. -

"For the first time in nearly three years, I woke up a few months ago without felony charges hanging over my head. I’m an investigative journalist and I’d been arrested twice in 2018, both times [...]