Since Loughner didn't haver a prayer rug...the Media refuses to call him a Terrorist

The tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona have left our country shaken to the core. I sat glued to my television on Saturday afternoon, flipping channels as I soaked up the coverage. Representative Gabby Giffords was originally pronounced dead by several media outlets but she miraculously survived a gunshot to the head by gunman Jared Lee Loughner.  Representative Giffords was holding her regular “Congress on your Corner “  with her constituents at a Safeway grocery store. Six were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday. ...more

The State of the Media 2010: Can Community Journalism Save the News?

Much of what the Project for Excellence in Journalism's seventh annual State of the News Media 2010 report documents isn't exactly a surprise: opining is on the rise, in-depth reporting is on the ropes and nobody's cracked the code on how to make money. As the Columbia Journalism Review's Alexandra Fenwick said, "It's not the most uplifting news about the news ... " ...more