Muller Report and Triumph of Journalism

By Uchenna Ekwo With all the imperfections and credibility challenges the news media faces, one thing that Robert Muller’s investigation into Russia’s interference into the 2016 presidential elections reveals is the resilience of American journalism in the face of unprecedented vitriol from a president that claims the “media is the…

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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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