Conscious of pre-war parallels, the press proceeded cautiously last week as it reported on possible Iranian involvement in the Iraq war. Columbia Journalism Review's Michael Massing explains why he thinks the coverage still came up lacking. And The New York Times' Michael Gordon defends his handling ...
A recent black-on-white hate crime trial in California resulted in convictions, but noticeably little media coverage. LA Weekly reporter Kate Coe talks about how the media were paralyzed by racial politics.
Los Angeles Times crime reporter Jill Leovy believes that no victim’s story should go untold. But news holes are shrinking, so Leovy has launched The Homicide Report online, where she’ll take note of every death in L.A. County.
For decades, journalists like Jerry Mitchell were the only ones shedding light on cold civil rights-era murder cases . Now the FBI and Congress are taking another look. Mitchell explains why, when it comes to civil rights, the past isn’t past.