Four not-so-simple wordsdeemed to have receivedmight determine the future of defamation suits against journalists in the United States. On April 9, journalist (and former Gawker freelancer) Ryan Goldberg appeared at a one-day bench trial at the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York while lawyers tossed around the phrase until it lost 
IN THIS WEEK'S LOWERCASE Come on @nytimes! You should be better than this. #proofreading pic.twitter.
Coverage of the Trump presidency has continuously focused on palace intrigue and controversies surrounding aides and cabinet members, turning people in positions that don't traditionally draw much attention into household names. But the past week has seen the lens turn to a Trump advisor outside the White House who needs no introduction.
On September 19, 2017the day before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Ricothe evening news team at WORA-TV in the coastal city of Mayagez broadcast its final program before shutting down the station ahead of the storm. If Maria was going to be the monster everyone was predicting, says Carolina Rodriguez Plaza, the news team's 
AFTER 21 YEARS at The Denver Post, Jason Blevins, the paper's one-man mountain bureau, is now pitching stories as an independent journalist without the assurances of a full-time paycheck. In the past three weeks or a month I have been schooled in the realities of freelance, and it's a hard gig, says Blevins, who covered the 
On Monday afternoon, Mariel Padilla, a master's student at Columbia Journalism School, sat around a table with classmates, listening to Professor Giannina Segnini lead a discussion about email encryption for reporting across borders. A couple floors below, journalism bigwigs and other members of the press crowded into the World Room, an ornate, high-ceilinged chamber reserved 
Novelist and editor Stephanie Feldman was at work when she first learned that her identity had been stolen. Except in her case, it wasn't a Social Security number or banking information the culprit was afterit was her livelihood. With nothing but a Twitter login and a headshot swiped from Stephanie's professional website, an anonymous figure 
Nearly two weeks ago, Hungary's far-right governing party, Fidesz, won a crushing victory in national elections, further strengthening Prime Minister Viktor Orbn's tight grip on power. Orbn has gradually eroded Hungary's independent press since he took office in 2010. His latest win is all but a death knell.
DAN BELLOWS IS JUST A GUY in Iowa who loves a good puzzle. He enjoys crosswords and riddles, and even likes to hide his kids' Christmas presents and leave them clues for finding them. But the puzzle that's occupying most of his time recently is the one facing local journalism: how to make money.
Emmanuel Hoog was hoping to secure a fresh term as the head of Agence France-Presse last Wednesday. Then he received an unwelcome phone call. Hoog, who'd served as AFP's chairman and CEO since 2010, was about to go up against challenger Fabrice Fries in a board of directors vote when the French government calledhours before 
If you Google Haissam Massalkhy, you'll find a handful of unremarkable news stories about a fatal traffic collision where the Lebanese motorist struck a Chinese jogger in Walnut, California. On WeChat, however, it was a different story altogether. Within Chinese-language narratives on the mobile messaging app, the jogger's death rallied cries of injustice.
This research was generously funded by the Knight Foundation. Executive Summary As the discussion surrounding misinformation and polarization takes center stage, one space that has been largely overlooked is the Chinese media sphere within the United States, where questionable content has garnered a loyal following among Chinese-speaking immigrants. While headlines with false claims such as 
In October 2017, the Maltese blogger and investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia needed to go to the bank. Her account had been blocked after a government minister filed a defamation charge against her. She left her house, got into her cara Peugeot 108and set off.
THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE launched an online survey in March to solicit new names for Emancipation and Justice Parks. Until recently, the two public spaces bore the names of Confederate generals, whose recently unshrouded statues still stand in their respective parks as gifts of the Jim Crow era. Emancipation Park was the site of the August 
Interactions on some local publishers' Facebook posts are down by as much as 56 percent compared to the two years prior, despite an algorithm change that Mark Zuckerberg says was deliberately designed to promote news from local sources on the platform. Analysis by the Tow Center finds that 11 out of 13 regional metros averaged 
Rob Balin, a media lawyer at Davis Wright Tremaine, is the reason we know that Sean Hannity was Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's secret client. Balin attended the Monday hearing in Southern District Court in Manhattan, following the raid of Cohen's offices, to represent the interests of several news organizations, including ABC, The New York Times, 
The news cycle likes to bury long reads and technical research, and, let's face it, you just don't have time to read everything.
. In a new column for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, which I'm calling TL;DR, but which could also be called ICYMI (or, occasionally, wtf), I plan to rescue the underappreciated research and reported stories that will give you an edge in understanding (and reporting on) the complexities of the digital world.
Putting out a national newspaper is tough in any corner of the world. But being a newspaperman in one of the world's most isolated nations offers unique challenges. We've got a 60-year-old [printing] press and, believe me, you can't walk down to the corner hardware store to get a replacement part when you're in the 
For the past three weeks, two former FBI officialsAndrew McCabe and James Comeyhave received wall-to-wall media coverage and substantial monetary support from people across the United States in the form of donations and books sales following their feuds with President Trump. But it's a third former FBI official, unknown to virtually anyoneTerry Alburywho faces actual 
Newish LA Weekly editor Darrick Rainey and publisher Brian Calle run what is perhaps the most on-edge paper at this moment in American journalism. In December of last year, Calleformerly the head of the libertarian op-ed pages for the Orange County Registerand a group of investors under the name Semanal Media bought the august alt-weekly,