Crisis in journalism is a crisis for democracy.

Local coverage has been decimated. Residents no longer get the information they need to understand the critical issues facing their community, to make good decisions for their family, and hold elected officials accountable. We need a new model — one that calls an emerging generation of journalists to service, reporting…

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Is the news media “enemy of the people?”

By Uchenna Ekwo Reactions to the mass shooting at the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland last Thursday were expectedly mixed. With four journalists and staff member of the Capital Gazette dead, some media pundits were quick to blame the shooting on Trump’s rhetoric about “fake news.” A Reuters…

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Trump and end of racism?

By Uchenna Ekwo It is easy for Trump’s critics to label him as racist, narcissistic, ignorant, bigot, arrogant, misogynist, controversial, and suffering from intellectual disability and so on. Regardless of the opinion of his detractors, what is clear is that Trump is not stupid. For all that media and political pundits may…

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