A Call To Media Action in the Trump Era

In the wake of Donald Trump's sweeping victory, Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan issues a call to action to the news media. "Journalists are going to have to be better — stronger, more courageous, stiffer-spined — than they’ve ever been," she writes. "Donald Trump made hatred of the media the centerpiece of his campaign... If January 2017 isn’t going to herald disaster for press rights... we’re going to need some heroes."

Source: Washington Post

Posted on: November 9, 2016

New Washington Post Owner’s Big CIA Money

How will national security reporting fare at the Washington Post under new owner Jeff Bezos? Turns out that Amazon, of which Bezos is the majority owner, has a recent $600 million contract with the CIA. Says Amazon: “We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA.”

Source: Common Dreams

Posted on: December 24, 2013

Washington Post Sale Points to a Quality Future

"The purchase of the Post may be the most prominent signal in the turnaround of the news industry in the US. We could be witnessing the evolution of a leaner, more focused digital business model that merges various delivery systems and makes content more targeted and meaningful", says GIJN advisor Brant Houston.

Source: The Conversation

Posted on: August 12, 2013

New Attack Alarms Colombian Journalists

An attack on a prominent Colombian investigative journalist has sent shock waves through that nation's media. Ricardo Calderon’s most recent investigative series for Semana magazine exposed the scandalously luxurious life of military officers jailed for such charges as murder and crimes against humanity.

Source: Washington Post

Posted on: May 13, 2013