Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman

BY: - July 12, 2021

“How do you address the fact that weather changes are caused to some degree by humans when you have a media property with a history of challenging that fact?” one expert asked.

State funding for Pa. public broadcasting eliminated in new budget

BY: - July 9, 2021

It’s hard to say why the cuts were made and who made them. Legislative Republicans say it matched a request from Wolf., An administration spokesperson claimed Republicans did not agree to the funding.


Journalists can’t be neutral in the war on American democracy | Dick Polman

BY: - June 21, 2021

The old days of both sides false-balance journalism, the old days of writing “on the one hand, on the other hand," are over.

Capital-Star wins four Keystone Media Awards

BY: - April 29, 2021

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star has earned four awards for news reporting and commentary in the 2021 Keystone Media Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA).


‘Who writes this?’: Your Morning Coffee questions, answered | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 11, 2021

What this newsletter is, what it isn't, and what we do all day long.


A civic duty for today’s news consumer: Identifying misleading and false news stories | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2020

Remember to be a smart news consumer: Check your sources; critically evaluate stories, and look for accuracy errors.

New program aims to help people of color find media jobs

BY: - August 3, 2020

Arts2Work is the first federally-registered National Apprenticeship Program in Media Arts and Creative Technologies.

W. Pa. grocery chain Giant Eagle says it won’t sell Post-Gazette

BY: - June 11, 2020

Western Pennsylvania’s largest supermarket chain says it will no longer advertise or sell copies of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in its stores, as part of a new initiative to “stand up against racism and social justice.” 


The Post-Gazette’s racism problem isn’t new. A change in ownership can help solve it | Opinion

BY: - June 8, 2020

I still want to see the Post-Gazette succeed, not because its owners deserve it, but because its journalists and the city of Pittsburgh deserves it. 

Philly NAACP Prez: Outcome of Comcast case could roll back civil rights protections

BY: - November 12, 2019

A $20 billion lawsuit a Black media mogul and comedian has filed against Comcast is headed to the Supreme Court this week.


Oscar Ramirez and his daughter Valeria: How much power does that powerful image have? | Opinion

BY: - June 28, 2019

By Nicole Smith Dahmen and Paul Slovic When the Associated Press published Julia Le Duc’s photograph of a drowned Salvadoran man, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, and his 23-month old daughter Valeria, it sparked outrage on social media. According to Le Duc, Ramírez had attempted to cross the Rio Grande after realizing he couldn’t present himself […]


Why letting the IRS decide the future of news is a bad idea | Opinion

BY: - May 18, 2019

The health of American democracy could be at stake.