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The nation’s founders recognized that access to news and information was crucial to ensuring a robust republic with an engaged citizenry. To ensure that citizens, including those not privileged or affluent, could keep tabs on their government, they took two crucial steps. First, they established the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights. Among the five freedoms embedded in the First Amendment is the right to free speech and free press.
How journalists can fight the war on disinformation post-Trump | Margaret Sullivan / Syndicated columnist
The reality-based press has to unapologetically stand for something. Otherwise, it's just a pallid alternative to the excitement of burgeoning lies.
With eyes on the shenanigans of Big Tech companies, Apple offers an olive branch.
When Obama entered office, he promised the most transparent administration in American history. He did not deliver. His administration set records for stonewalling or rejecting...
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The media never fully learned how to cover Trump but still might have saved democracy | Margaret Sullivan / Syndicated columnist
We took far too long to call his falsehoods what they often were: lies. And far too long to call his world view what it...
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A new report lays out the challenges facing local journalism and lays out possible solutions.
Pro-Trump voices have Zuckerberg’s ear — is that why Facebook undermines liberal news sites? | Margaret Sullivan / Syndicated olumnist
Zuckerberg's moves may be overcompensation for the public criticism Facebook encountered after 2018 reports that staffers were suppressing conservative content. He'll soon appear before Congress...
Analytics provide good feedback for journalists, but the desire for page-views alone shouldn't drive news coverage decisions.
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