The idea of arming teachers with guns in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died last month, became a popular topic in the news after President Donald Trump proposed the tactic. He did so during a meeting with survivors and families affected by school shootings.
This isn’t the first time arming teachers has been in the news.
WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the Kerner Commission criticized the news media for not sufficiently covering race issues, a new special report shows that women of color continue to be underrepresented in U.S. newsrooms and face multiple challenges in achieving equality in hiring and promotions.
If you didn’t stay up to watch all of the Oscars last night, you probably do know after glancing at your smartphone that “The Shape of Water” was the big winner, with four awards. Not everyone was convinced it should have been, however:
One of the benefits of moving my office from a top corner of the Poynter Institute downstairs to its library is the serendipitous discovery of particular books. In a back storage room, I found myself before several shelves of rare books about journalism, some more than a century old.
Spaceship Media, a small San Francisco Bay Area organization that uses journalism to reduce polarization, build communities and help rebuild trust in the media, had a modest but important goal as it partnered with two media companies this past summer: Could it create a forum for people to talk respectfully about a traditionally divisive issue?
And if you could do it, how would you judge its success?
The Orlando Sentinel reporter reached out to the San Antonio Express-News reporter on the night of Nov. 15, 2017. Ten days before, a man opened fire in a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church, killing 26 people.