In the wake of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma City, the media was widely praised for providing timely, accurate information to residents to help them stay safe during the storm. In many cases, the media was represented by the local TV meteorologist, who is on the front line of warning viewers of impending severe weather.
The Justice Department has launched an unprecedented crackdown on leaks within the government -- going so far as to seize the phone records of several AP journalists and searching the personal email of a Fox News correspondent. The crackdown has prompted an outcry from media and civil rights advocates.
In the course of reporting a story, The New York Times' Annie Lowrey asked an innocent question to her Twitter followers. What city is the most average in America. The answers poured in and ignited a controversy around the answers that were given.
Ecuador's media have been under fire since President Rafael Correa took office in 2006. He appears set to win a third term later this month, which means more difficult times for the country's independent media.
The first installment of Peter's Jackson's highly anticipated film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits theaters this weekend. But some Tolkien purists are saying the film may be stretched too thin.
China's propaganda ministry has long been an active controller of public messages in the Communist country. But nowadays, with greater access to the Internet and skepticism running high, the propaganda ministry is stepping up its efforts, but trying to be more unseen in what it does.
As media cover the Paralympic Games in London, many are trying hard to use the most inclusive language possible. But when it comes to foreign languages, what's inclusive doesn't always transcend those boundaries. And that can be a problem for journalists.
PRI will pilot "The Tobolowsky Files" on select public radio stations in October.
The drug war in Mexico has turned local journalism there into a potentially deadly career choice. Powerful cartels often threaten or kill hometown journalists who dare to report on the latest violence. But an innovative system for getting information out quickly -- and safely -- has recently emerged.
Negative ads and back-and-forth name calling have dominated much of the campaign rhetoric and political news coverage this election season. A communications professor who helps run factcheck.org says this presidential campaign has sunk to new lows.