A Question of Bias

I was recently asked by a fellow Twitter user to comment on the following image:     Here’s the specific question from the tweet: “Butler tell me there is no coordinated bias here. What say you?” I always appreciate an opportunity to talk about journalism and the news media, and I hope you’ll bear with … Continue reading

We are Guaranteed a Free Press, not a Fair One

There’s a picture circulating on media channels that shows a man wearing a T-shirt stating “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required.” The picture was taken at a political rally in Minnesota on Sunday. I’m already on record with this: I have no tolerance for threats against journalists, whether they work in the United States or … Continue reading

News Engagement Day

Tuesday, Oct. 4, will be News Engagement Day. Started by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2014, it’s an “effort to make engaging with news a national priority.” As a college professor and former working journalist, I usually find few students in my classes who say they regularly keep up with the … Continue reading