Called the nation’s “satirist in chief,” Jon Stewart’s comedic rants and skewering of the daily news have had far-reaching influence on media and politics. Now he’s leaving The Daily show after 16 years. Jeffrey Brown looks back at Stewart’s impact. Continue reading
How should the U.S. address problems of violent policing? As a nation, we may be asking the police to do certain things that they shouldn’t, says Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic correspondent offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the legacy of white supremacy in America today. Continue reading
Journalist Maziar Bahari was held for months in a Tehran prison after being arrested while on assignment. He’s written a memoir of that ordeal, “Then They Came for Me,” plus directed a documentary called “Forced Confessions.” Now he’s launched a website that he’s hoping will draw more attention to the dangers facing journalists in Iran. Bahari discusses the project with William Brangham. Continue reading
One hundred and fifty-one years after her birth, Google is honoring American reporter Nellie Bly in an original ditty of a doodle penned by singer-songwriter Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
A new report scrutinizes the many layers of error uncovered in a Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Gwen Ifill talks to Steve Coll of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism about failures by the reporter and editors to verify the account. Alison Kiss of the Clery Center for Security on Campus discusses how it may affect other victims. Continue reading
- Calling all journalism students: Join a Facebook chat with chief correspondent for arts and culture Jeffrey Brown
Journalism students will have the opportunity to learn from PBS NewsHour’s chief correspondent for arts and culture Jeffrey Brown in a Facebook chat on Tuesday, March 31, from 2-3 p.m. EDT. Continue reading
Bob Simon, the “60 Minutes” correspondent whose career in journalism spanned over five decades, died Wednesday night in a car accident in New York City. Simon was 73. Continue reading
Brian Williams recanted on Wednesday a 12-year-old story that he was aboard a helicopter that was shot down by enemy fire during the Iraq War invasion in 2003.