media-issues

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.” 

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

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 […]

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

Will the rise of nonprofit news outlets help fill a gap in Pa. journalism? | Opinion

BY: - May 15, 2019

We will find out soon enough whether a serious news market also exists in the Keystone State.

COMMENTARY

Sunshine Week celebrates a critical part of our democracy: The free press | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2019

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted.

Regional news outlet, RadioPa, has a new owner in Maryland Media One

BY: - February 5, 2019

Radio PA, a Keystone State broadcast stalwart that faced the prospect of closing up shop in April, has a new owner. Baltimore-based Maryland Media One LLC, which runs the Maryland News Network, says it’ll take over operations of the regional news network starting April 16. In a news release, Maryland Media said Radio PA’s current […]