media-issues

COMMENTARY

The state of American news in the age of the pandemic: An era of subscriptions | Opinion

BY: - September 29, 2022

What Hulu and bundling can teach legacy media about the path to viability.

COMMENTARY

The world always wants to look away. That’s why war correspondents always matter | Opinion

BY: - April 10, 2022

Those who commit war crimes always say they didn't do it. We need to hold it up to the light. Always.

How one Pa. TV station’s coverage provided a teachable moment on transgender issues

BY: - January 24, 2022

'We want media to do stories on trans issues. And we’d like to create a baseline for how we treat one another,' an advocate said.

COMMENTARY

Sandy Hook Anniversary: Conspiracy theories are worse and more mainstream than ever | Opinion

BY: - December 13, 2021

The legacy of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook is a legacy of misinformation – the start of a crisis that will likely plague the U.S. for years to come.

COMMENTARY

AT&T must to cut its ties with far-right OANN News | Michael Coard

BY: - November 16, 2021

Whenever you see corporate-sponsored treason and racism, say something. Even better, do something.

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

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).

COMMENTARY

‘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.

COMMENTARY

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.