Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
The health of American democracy could be at stake.