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The CIA's Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication
Silverstein, Ken
A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obt...
Fake News Inquiry: Old Wine in New Bottles
Kampmark, Binoy
A criticism of a recent investigation by the UK's Culture, Media and Sports committee into 'fake news' and public persuasion by false propaganda, describing the challenges of identifying or preventing...
Free Speech and Unsafe Spaces
Malik, Kenan
Malik criticizes "the blinkered, self-centred, indeed narcissistic, attitudes that shape much contemporary discussion on speech and its limits. Free speech, from this perspective, requires not a robus...
Global Media Megalomedia The voice of globalization: New Internationalist April 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The effects of globa media in different parts of the world. Discusses how the media promotes globalization as well as how it is an integral part of the process. How news can get distorted by the struc...
In Mexico, Finally, a Revolt Against the Media
Bonilla, Isadora; Giordano, Al
The summer will determine if the “I Am 132” moment becomes a movement and that’s why “Mexican Spring” is a poor choice of words for it.
Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work
Edwards, David
The media response to Assange’s asylum request tells us much about the default brutality and reflexive herdthink of elite corporate journalism. The crucial importance of his achievements, of his cause...
The Inquisition of Climate Science
Powell, James Lawrence
The Inquisition of Climate Science is the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive indu...
Issues & Actions: Summer 1985
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A Torono newspaper linking people for social change. Articles on Ethics and the Media, Homes Before Domes, Full Employment, plus a Toronto Social Justice Directory.
A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A sea...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Lessons from Snowden Reporting: LA Times Editors Advocate Prosecution of Sources
Greenwald, Glenn
The LA Times editors want Snowden imprisoned, but not the leakers whose leaks make the U.S. government look good, much of which gets laundered in that particular paper.
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Radical Mass Media Criticism: A Cultural Geneology
Berry, David, Theobald, John eds
Examines the thinkers who have reacted against the increasing media power. From the critiqes of the corrupt press during the First World War, an analysis of the relationship between public opinion an...
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
Rupert's Empire of Slime: Murdoch's Knife in the Heart of Journalism
Landau, Saul
In the name of freedom of the press Rupert’s Fox News and commentators spew verbal venom on notions that smack of socialist, pink or liberal thought – like taxing billionaires and regulating their cor...
Shadows of Liberty
Tremblay, Jean-Philippe
Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America and the public battle for truth and democracy.
Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War
Jilani, Zaid
Bush was anything but a friend of the press during his presidency. Maybe he didn’t demonize it as much as Trump does -- but he actively manipulated it and bullied it far worse and far more effectively...
When Populism is Dangerous for Democracy
George Galloway’s stunning victory in last week’s Bradford West by-election afforded a rare opportunity to witness naked imbalance, establishment scorn of any challenges, and blatant anti-Muslim propa...

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The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media. MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our w...

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Are we journalists first?
Fitts, Alexis; Pring, Nicola
Authors address a longstanding debate about whether and when a reporter can intervene in a story. Real accounts are provided as examples.
Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
Sources News Release
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom, Brussels Declaration
Sources News Release
Brussels Declaraton on Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom.
How Big Tobacco's lobbyists get what they want from the media
Monbiot, George
With cigarette packs on the agenda, the BBC must be asked why it lets thinktanks argue the tobacco companies' case without revealing who their paymasters are.
IFJ Conference: Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom
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What is women's representation in the news management? How do women journalists make their way in today's media changes? What role can journalists unions play in promoting gender equality? How can med...
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
Journalist fights the Obama administration over its sources
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders is asking the Department of Justice to withdraw the appeal it issued yesterday against New York Times reporter James Risen to force him to testify about his confidential sour...
Morals and the Media
Ethics in Canadian Journalism
Russell, Nick
Russell focuses on the fundamental moral questions and ethical dilemmas faced by journalists and discusses how the media both reflect and influence society.
News and the Culture of Lying
Weaver, Paul H.
The news media lie, says Weaver, not by slipshod reporting or unethical practices, but in the very "plot structure" of the news, in the masks of impersonality assumed by reporters and editors, and in ...
Now a Canadian view of media ethics (book review)
Review of Morals and the Media: Ethics in Canadian Journalism
Levy, Howard
Reporting on Sexual Violence
Quick tips on covering sexual violence, from preparation to writing the story.
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma provides information on how to cover sexual violence, from preparation to writing the story.
RSF reiterates call for EU sanctions against CCTV and Xinhua
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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for European Union sanctions against state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) and the official news agency Xinhua for broadcasting and publishing what are pres...

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