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Fackcheck examines the claim that ibuprofen makes COVID-19 worse. Read more»

Trump at a March rally in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Journalists, as chroniclers of the political system, are confronted with a dilemma. How should journalists cover Trump’s candidacy? Can they – and should they – be objective? Objectivity is a much misunderstood concept and is too often uncritically mythologized as central to American journalistic practice. Read more» 1

A student at Townsend Elementary in the Appoquinimink School District in Delaware taking a computer-based test.

Millions of American students this spring are piloting new online standardized tests linked to the Common Core State Standards, which will debut next year in states that have adopted the standards. You can, too. Read more»

You paid $81.50 toward America's nuclear weapons last year. Read more»

The National Public Radio headquarters, located in Washington, D.C.

NPR needs to take a good hard look at whether its decision-making processes, whether on news content or on personal matters, are driven more by public relations concerns or by journalistic ones. Read more» 1

National Public Radio's headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Having migrated from the world of mainstream media to one of progressive policy study, it might come as something of a shock to learn that I agree with right-wing attacks on federal support for National Public Radio. Read more»

It’s difficult to decide what is most infuriating—or depressing—about the spectacular success of James O’Keefe’s sting operation. But here are a few nominees. Read more»


Deep Throat’s advice worked for Woodward and Bernstein, and it remains useful today. Take a look at the major stories of the day. Most often, they are portrayed in the media as clashes of personality first and ideology second. But almost always, they are, at bottom, about money. Read more»

A group of academics have published a study calling Tucson “easily the most misspelled major city in America." Neurolinguists, working with Google engineers, are working on a solution. Read more»

The bad news for Fox News viewers is that merely watching the channel appears to be toxic. Daily watchers of Fox News believed the most misinformation of anyone. “Fox displays a particular pattern of misinformation. The more you watch the more inaccurate your views.” Read more» 2

NPR commentator Juan Williams was fired for expressing his fear of Muslims, and quickly landed a $2 million contract with Fox, the Fearmonger Network. Read more»

Many increasingly popular news outlets in the United States are global information powerhouses, and successful modern reporters will be those able to best deconstruct our globalized world. Read more»

Insurers will move even more quickly than required to keep young adults on their parents insurance plan. Read more»