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Coverage of President Trump dominates the media, and most of it's negative

Donald Trump dominates the elite media's news coverage, with much of the coverage negative, "setting a new standard for unfavorable press coverage of a president," according to a new study of the press via Harvard University. The study from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy exhibits a firm if still intriguing grasp of the obvious when … Read More
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In a private meeting, President Trump allegedly urged Comey to imprison journalists

President Trump asked former FBI Director Jim Comey to lock up journalists for publishing classified information during a February Oval Office meeting, according to a memo written by Comey shortly after the meeting summarized Tuesday by The New York Times. Trump urged Comey to imprison journalists at the beginning of an exchange during which he also asked the former … Read More
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In a tweet, President Trump threatens to cancel press briefings

In a mini-tweetstorm Friday that combined references to alleged unfair treatment of his spokespeople and the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Trump raised the possibility of canceling regular briefings with the White House press corps. The Fake Media is working overtime today! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 … Read More
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When Trump talks about ‘fake news,’ he probably means Russia coverage

President Donald Trump offers a consistently defiant response to allegations about the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 campaign: “fake news.” The Reporters' Lab at Duke University’s Sanford School for Public Policy catalogued 111 Trump statements about “fake news” over the five months following his election. That meant scouring tweets, speeches, interviews and press conferences, and then classifying … Read More
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For the last time, President Trump can't change U.S. libel law

President Trump has repeatedly threatened to change U.S. libel law to crack down on news organizations that publish information he finds objectionable. But could he actually make good on his threat? Several First Amendment experts reached by Poynter say President Trump couldn't amend libel law simply because there is no federal statute governing libel. Further, any changes to existing libel … Read More
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Here's how to cover President Trump's tweets

I love On The Media's Breaking News Consumer Handbook, particularly the image that they post on social media whenever breaking news occurs. It reminds people that every breaking news event unfolds in much the same way, and it makes them aware how quickly misinformation can spread. News is moving very fast these days. Here are … Read More
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Don't ridicule 'alternative facts.' Fact-check them

2016 is back with a vengeance. Last year, throughout the presidential campaign, journalists wondered how and whether to fact-check political figures live on air. Kellyanne Conway's Sunday morning appearance on "Meet the Press" is a clear indication that those questions are as pressing now as they were then. The counselor to President Trump sparred with host Chuck Todd over the … Read More
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