New York Times reporter Wesley Lowery says America’s newsrooms need racial justice. Black journalists have complained for years about the indifference and outright hostility toward Black reporters — their pay and their ideas for how news should be covered in Black neighborhoods and beyond.
Democratic-Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he’ll stop greedy fat cats from buying, merging, and closing news outlets. The Columbia Journalism Review gives spaces to this “Bernie saves journalism” plan. Would the truth get out more under President Bernie Sanders, or is he merely disturbed that the Democratic party’s PR firm shrinks as the Internet continues killing newspapers?
As Hollywood slides into politically correct irrelevancy, a new wave of content creators, some armed with little more than an iPhone, capture the imagination of the American public. Politics is downstream from culture, and Bill Whittle explains the tectonic shift driven by the democratization of content production.