Popemania in full swing for media at White House stop

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis stand at attention during the playing of the national anthems during a state arrival ceremony for the pope, Wednesday on the South Lawn of the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)It was all-pope-all-the-time Wednesday morning as television media ignored virtually any other news to reverently cover Pope Francis' address at the White House. Read More

Trump tsunami dominates evening newscasts, survey confirms

CNN Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest, Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. Trump said his comments about immigration have become a movement and has pointed to violence perpetrated by immigrants in the U.S. illegally to defend his stance. (AP Photo/John Locher)He's video clickbait. "Since the first Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump has received more … Read More

Dana Bash named chief political correspondent at CNN

Dana Bash, CNN's chief congressional correspondent, has been promoted to chief political correspondent at the network, filling a void left by Candy Crowley departure late last year. According to a staff memo from CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist and Deputy Bureau Chief Virginia Moseley, Bash will lead the network's coverage of the 2016 GOP race and contribute in CNN's … Read More

Journalists on the media beat critique Jon Stewart on his last day

No modern media critic has gained the prominence and influence that Jon Stewart enjoys. By dint of his broad distribution, copious resources and acerbic wit, the "Daily Show" host has built his career by flagging missteps from newsmakers and the journalists who report on them. But now it's his turn in the hot seat. As Stewart prepares to host … Read More

Here are 4 of our favorite Jon Stewart media moments

Perhaps no actual journalist has been accorded the kind of public adulation that has preceded this week's exit of fake newsman Jon Stewart. New Yorker Editor David Remnick weighed in, deploying elevated language to describe Stewart in terms that would probably make the comedian bristle. Jake Tapper, host of CNN's "State of the Union," spent nearly five minutes … Read More

CNN acknowledges fault in Sanjay Gupta operation story

After being called to task for inaccurate reporting by an international news organization, CNN on Thursday corrected its account of an operation performed in earthquake-ravaged Nepal by its chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta. According to the correction, which was appended Thursday to a tale of the operation written by CNN digital producer Tim Hume, the network misidentified which patient … Read More

With a new multimedia project, CNN Digital is finding odd, small stories from around the country

CNN Digital launched "Great American Stories" on Wednesday with five stories from around the country. The multimedia, cross-platform project tells the stories of "the unexpected places and unforgettable characters who’ve helped define our nation," according to a press release. Among them, a varsity esports squad, a town that blocks cell phone reception, and a town that … Read More

ISIS-sex-toy-flag creator slams CNN

The Guardian On Saturday, CNN reported on "an ISIS flag among a sea of rainbow colors," at London's Pride parade. It wasn't an ISIS flag, though, but one made with images of sex toys. Paul Coombs, creator of that flag, wrote a piece Tuesday for The Guardian about why he created it. It has become a … Read More

No, CNN says, it won’t ‘host’ Clinton event with Jake Tapper

USA Today reported Wednesday that CNN show host Jake Tapper was erroneously listed as a “’speaker” at a Clinton Global Initiative event in Denver next month. On Thursday, CNN further amended its relationship to the gathering. Following the newspaper’s inquiry to CNN, the designation of “speaker” had been removed from the GCI website. However, Tapper remains as a moderator … Read More

C-Span teaming with the networks to cover presidential campaign

C-span's red busC-SPAN is teaming with the major news networks to share personnel and other costs while covering even more events in real time along the campaign trail. Ted Johnson, a political reporter for Variety, walked up the steps of the iconic bright red C-SPAN school bus parked on the floor of the national cable TV convention. He just … Read More

Without fact checking, ISIS' messages go unchallenged

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, speaks to a senate panel about social media and terrorism. (screengrab from worldwide have at times exaggerated the strength of ISIS terrorists due to a combination of their use of social media and an inability of the press to do effective warzone fact checking, a … Read More

Networks use drones to cover Nepal quake

(Screen shot from NBC's drone coverage of Nepal.) NBC News' Miguel Almaguer used dramatic video captured by a drone in his reporting from Nepal this week. The images soaring above the ruins of destroyed temples in Kathmandu are a demonstration of how valuable these drones can be in adding context and scale, even while they are currently … Read More

Journalists attacked and injured in Baltimore riots

At least nine journalists have been beaten or injured in the Baltimore riots this week — including several Monday night. Casey Harper, a reporter with the Daily Caller Foundation, says he took a liquor bottle to the head amid a "mob of attackers." Hey Team. I'm alive. Phone stolen, took a liquor bottle to the head and … Read More

Chris Christie not so available to the New Jersey press

The Associated Press | CNN New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from the traveling press as he arrives to have lunch at Tacos El Caminero in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)New Jersey governor Chris Christie has failed to hold an open-ended press conference since November 12, mostly restricting his public presence to … Read More

4 questions to keep in mind while reading Columbia University's review of 'A Rape On Campus'

On Sunday, Rolling Stone published Columbia Journalism School's investigation into "A Rape On Campus," the magazine's November retelling of a gang-rape during a party at a University of Virginia fraternity house. We know that the review, which was led by Columbia Journalism School dean Steve Coll, will be "long and damning"; that Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author, is … Read More