You can help, though.
Corporate consolidation of local news isn't the most attention-grabbing subject. It's potentially complicated and also easy to write off as something that doesn't affect those of us who consume our media online. But the current attempted merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media would most definitely affect all of us, in devastating ways.Read More
A conservative journalist tried to perpetuate GOP lies regarding Hillary Clinton's nonexistent connections to an Obama-era uranium deal. Joy Reid shut it down in 90 seconds using nothing but the facts. (Remember facts? We miss those.)Read More
Sarah Huckabee Sanders couldn't have been looking forward to today's White House press briefing. Where would she start? With yesterday's health care vote? With Trump's announcement that transgender people are now banned from serving in the military? The fact that major policy announcements are now apparently coming from his personal Twitter account? Nope, none of the above! Instead, we have a letter from a definitely really real child called Pickle.Read More
Anti-Semitic, Racist History of Trump Wrestling GIF Creator Uncovered, & Things Only Got Worse for Everyone From There
The Reddit user who created the GIF of Trump punching an embodied CNN has apologized after the network uncovered his identity.Read More
“Why Shouldn’t I Be Able to Speak My Truth?” 8th Grader Who Refused Picture with Paul Ryan Defends Her Decision
"My generation is the future. I will be working and living in a society created by today’s decisions. So why shouldn’t I be able to speak my truth?"Read More
As Tragedies Unfold in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, Consider Sharing News on Social Media a Form of Activism
Did you know there was a huge flood in Sri Lanka a few days ago that has killed over 200 people? Did you know there was a bombing in Afghanistan that killed more civilians than the Manchester attack did? It's likely you didn't.Read More
Following the tragic stabbing on a Portland MAX train, Donald Trump still doesn't recognize that this radicalized white supremacy is domestic terrorism.Read More
This Cannot Be the New Normal: GOP Candidate “Body Slammed” & Punched a Reporter for Asking Question on Health Care
We saw on Trump's campaign tour how he turned crowds against the press, promoting violence against journalists at rallies. So after that guy won, why would colleagues and supporters feel at all deterred from letting loose their own rage? This is now a world in which someone like Greg Gianforte, a candidate in today's special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in Montana, responds to questions from a journalist with all-out violence.Read More
“Now That King Joffrey Is President”: Hasan Minhaj’s Speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Hasan Minhaj hosted the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, where he roasted the press as well as the absent Trump and his advisers.Read More
The good and the bad.
We don't have to do too much digging to see how the Pulitzer board feels about life in Trump's America.Read More
“You Don’t Get to Tell Other People What Racism Is!”: Sean Spicer’s April Ryan Comment Has Sparked a Heated Debate
There are plenty of people pointing out that Sean Spicer is a dismissive jerk to everybody, and treats all members of the press with equal condescension. But for everyone else, it's hard to look at the way Spicer talked to journalist April Ryan yesterday as if she were his petulant child and not see something different there.Read More
Sean Spicer scolded April Ryan like a child during the White House press briefing. April Ryan is no damn child.Read More
That one's on you.
Rachel Maddow and investigative journalist David Cay Johnston revealed part of Trump's tax return and in turn, the internet reminded us why we can't have nice things.Read More
That Just Went From Bad to Worse: Major Media Outlets Have Been Banned From White House Press Briefings
This is not normal.
There's a word for that.Read More
After Trump tweeted that the press is the "enemy of the American People," journalists responded with tributes to the free press and their colleagues killed while reporting under the hashtag #NotTheEnemy.Read More
"Bing bing bing."
Ready for some word soup?Read More
John Oliver highlights a significant problem in journalism and expertly breaks down the negative effects we can expect if traditional journalism came to an end.Read More
Have you ever transcribed audio before? It's very time-consuming. Unfortunately, audio-to-text programs tend to be very expensive and inaccessible. That's where Transcribe Online comes in!Read More
Michelle Ferrier, former journalist and now the associate dean at Ohio University, has an answer for women writers who are getting harassed online. When you ask yourself who you're gonna call, now you can tell yourself: TrollBusters!Read More
9-year-old Hilde Kate Lysiak is the sole journalist of Orange Street News, the only publication devoted exclusively to covering the events of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (population 5,000). Hilde's favorite beat to report on is crime, and she's written extensively about vandalism, drug use, and harassment in Selinsgrove.Read More