Jon S

The 1968 report cited that media coverage was framed “from the standpoint of a white man's world.” Half a century later, white media gatekeepers have maintained the disturbing status quo. more

Feb 28, 2018 11:00 AM Dispatches


US Marine Corps

Black History Month shouldn’t be an excuse to ignore African American history for the other eleven months of the year. more

Feb 16, 2018 3:57 PM Dispatches

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In an age when anyone with access to a computer or smartphone can spread falsehoods, we all have a civic duty to be discerning news consumers. more

Feb 12, 2018 1:11 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Negative Space

The social media giant wants to uplift local news in its algorithms. But IRL, it’s complicated. more

Feb 10, 2018 7:00 AM Dispatches


PBS NewsHour

The ‘New York Times’ columnist Brooks often plays the reasonable centrist—but he’s fueling dangerous misconceptions that pit women’s autonomy against other urgent priorities. more

Feb 2, 2018 11:00 PM Dispatches

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker has documented dozens of attacks on journalists last year, including arrests and physical assaults. more

Jan 31, 2018 9:33 PM Magazine

Sad from all that “difficult news”? Well, Facebook’s got a treat for you! more

Jan 19, 2018 12:30 PM Dispatches

Eleven images from a new exhibit capture the role photojournalists played in giving Americans a window into the Civil Rights movement, and what it was up against. more

Jan 14, 2018 1:12 PM Dispatches

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Alexei Wood

“This Trump thing is so whack, and I’m glad people are pissed, I like populist movements—I love the pushback, I love the resistance...and I sure as shit found it.” more

Dec 24, 2017 9:00 AM Dispatches 1 Comments



The gun lobby uses “independent” experts to spread pro-gun views throughout the press. more

Dec 21, 2017 11:26 AM Dispatches 9 Comments

New books look at all the news that’s fake to print—including what Donald Trump and P.T. Barnum have in common. more

Nov 30, 2017 12:24 PM Dispatches

They are falling like dominoes, but it’s more than a little frustrating that it still takes such overwhelming evidence and access to major platforms for this to occur. more

Nov 19, 2017 1:28 PM Dispatches

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A five-year long study shows that even small independent news outlets like “The Progressive” can have a dramatic effect on the content of national conversation. And that matters for democracy. more

Nov 9, 2017 4:30 PM Dispatches

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Yoichi Okamoto, LBJ Library

Fifty years ago President Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.  Now, Donald Trump is threatening the future of our national broadcasting system. more

Nov 6, 2017 9:10 AM Magazine

A Michigan prison blocked an inmate from receiving their monthly issue of The Progressive. We want to know why. more

Nov 3, 2017 1:47 PM Dispatches

Here are a few examples of how mainstream media distort the news. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:20 PM Magazine

Remarks last week by Jeff Sessions are part of a larger campaign to vilify the press. Press freedom organizations are responding. more

Aug 7, 2017 1:27 PM Dispatches

Two Netflix series featuring strong women shine a light on current issues of gender and race through a historical lens. more

Jul 6, 2017 12:34 PM Dispatches


Shannon Young

There’s no shortage of issues that require investigative attention, and a core group of Mexican journalists are doing remarkable work under duress and in dangerous conditions. Their work is both an example and a lesson. And they need our support. more

Jun 15, 2017 7:05 AM Dispatches