Law & Ethics
January 2, 2021
Choosing Process over Policy: The Unavoidability of Horserace Journalism
Horserace journalism dominates election coverage — is that an ethical problem that the media should solve or a natural news and political phenomenon?
December 21, 2020
Commentary: Undercover Reporting Brings Accountability to Private Prisons
Shane Bauer’s immersive investigation into the Corrections Corporation of America, a 35,000-word behemoth published in June 2016, is a testament to the power and the necessity of undercover reporting.
December 11, 2020
Commentary: A Race for Breaking News on the ‘Russia Probe’ Obscured Truth and Accountability
“Seek Truth. Break News. Hold the Powerful Accountable.” In breaking news, murky clarity leads to a loss of truth, accountability, and jobs.
November 30, 2020
Commentary: Yes, Miriame Kaba Means Literally Abolish the Police
Calls to defund the police at a summer 2020 protest. [Credit: Sloane Verbic] This summer, as people poured into the […]
November 23, 2020
Commentary: Fast Company Shows How Environmental Justice Advocacy Can Be Journalism
Advocacy journalism is biased — and that's okay.