Columbia Journalism Review

Reporter firing shows real threat to public-media independence

[Commentary] Not enough public media outsiders seem worried about the constituency that, in my personal experience and according to my reporting, actually does compromise editorial integrity: the organizations that hold stations’ Federal Communica

Spare the indignation: Voice of America has never been independent

[Commentary] Voice of America still operates under its congressionally-approved 1976 Charter, requiring it to report accurately, objectively, and comprehensively, and reflect a range of opinions.

The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism

The influence of social media platforms and technology companies is having a greater effect on American journalism than even the shift from print to digital.

In West Virginia, a state financial crisis poses the greatest threat to public media

While public radio stations across the country fret over the threat of federal-level funding cuts, West Virginia Public Broadcasting has its mind on other matters.

The Apprentice: Donald Trump and Joe McCarthy

[Commentary] Donald Trump was four years old when the word “McCarthyism” first appeared in print as shorthand to describe Senator Joe McCarthy’s penchant for lying, bullying, and trying to stifle dissent.

Q&A: Garry Kasparov on the press and propaganda in Trump’s America

A Q&A with Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion, Russian pro-democracy leader, and chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation since 2012.

US public broadcasting, target of Trump cuts, found its voice amid presidential scandal

The much-discussed President Donald Trump federal budget proposal zeros-out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts, both of which also support some public b

Relying on federal funding might be a fatal mistake for public media

Public media operations—and loyal listeners—are expected to put up a fierce fight against potential funding cuts.

Is journalistic solidarity savvy or short-sighted?

[Commentary] A spectre is haunting journalism—the spectre of solidarity. For ages the idea of reporters banding together against a common adversary has seemed thoroughly alien to the character of American journalists.

Journalism after Snowden: A new age of cyberwarfare

[Commentary] In the end, what kind of change did Edward J. Snowden bring about? In the realm of privacy protection, not much—at least so far.