David Carr, the gravelly-voiced veteran of the New York Times media beat has died at 58. After collapsing at the newspaper’s office in Manhattan on Thursday night, he was rushed to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was declared dead. Earlier … Continue reading
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was suspended on Tuesday for six months without pay for misrepresenting his experience while covering the Iraq War — an exaggeration that triggered an investigation and more questions. On the same night, Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, announced he would be retiring from the satirical news program this year. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
Questions about credibility have removed Brian Williams from the anchor chair, while Jon Stewart — not a journalist but a comedian who critiques the news — has to decided to bow out. What does it mean for American media? Judy Woodruff speaks with Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute, former president of ABC News David Westin and Max Frankel, former New York Times executive editor. Continue reading
Will a third attempt to clear his name work for “Serial” protagonist Adnan Syed? To help answer your questions on the case, PBS NewsHour spoke to C. Justin Brown, Syed’s attorney, Rabia Chaudry, lawyer and advocate for Syed, and Andrew Levy, adjunct professor at University of Maryland School of Law and partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP.
Brian Williams said Saturday he will take a leave of absence from his anchor role at “NBC Nightly News.” Continue reading
The Federal Communications Commission unrolled a plan to preserve equal access to the Internet for all users, treating broadband in a way that’s similar to a public utility. Leading up to the announcement, more than 4 million commenters weighed in on the net neutrality debate at the FCC in the past year. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the decision. Continue reading
Newsweek’s current cover story on sexism in Silicon Valley is getting negative attention for dressing up what it defiles: unequal footing for women in technology. Continue reading
“American Sniper” has been nominated for six Academy Awards and is on track to be the biggest box-office war film ever. But the drama based on the life of a late Navy Seal, said to be the most lethal sharpshooter in U.S. military history, has rekindled debate about the Iraq war and the glorification of killing, as well as the veracity of Chris Kyle’s own account. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading