Tag Archives: democracy and journalism

Committee To Protect Journalists Issues Report On Trump

cpj.org/reports/2020/ Attacks on press credibility endanger US democracy and global press freedom The Trump administration has stepped up prosecutions of news sources, interfered in the business of media owners, harassed journalists crossing U.S. borders, and empowered foreign leaders to restrict … Continue reading

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Dan Rather Trying To Bring Back Journalism And #ToppleTrump

learnprogress.org Respected news icon Dan Rather launched a Facebook page to counter the lies and “alternative facts” from Donald Trump. As with so many of us, he had enough of the garbage from Trump and the news media. The Facebook … Continue reading

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Friday In Iowa: Writing In Public

“I’ve been reading the paper lately,” said Kevin Samek to the Solon City Council on Aug. 6 during the citizens speak agenda item. “I’m a little concerned about the north sewer trunk.” Samek had been reading my newspaper articles about … Continue reading

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McChesney: We Need Public Funding For Journalism

Media activist Robert McChesney, co-founder of Free Press and co-author with John Nichols of Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, gave a lecture Monday on the University of Iowa campus.  McChesney has most recently authored … Continue reading

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