News has an agenda at Worrall Elementary School in Broomall, Pa., where students with Asperger’s syndrome ‘go live’ in their own broadcast each year. Their teachers say it’s one of the best ways for students to learn to speak clearly, work together, build confidence, and gain fame all at once. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading
A Mike Wallace interview was often harsh, unsympathetic even. The “60 Minutes” icon was never reluctant to confront the feared or the famous — from Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini to Malcolm X to pitcher Roger Clemens. Wallace, 93, died Saturday. Morley Safer and Jeff Fager of CBS reflect on Wallace’s career with Jeffrey Brown. Continue reading
As more Americans use mobile devices and social media to consume their news, the appeal of traditional news outlets is up, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center that scrutinizes the industry’s health. Judy Woodruff and the Center’s Mark Jurkowitz discuss some encouraging developments amid ongoing industry woes. Continue reading
Call me a contrarian — or just your garden-variety journalist/skeptic — but when I read the much-ballyhooed Standard & Poor’s announcement yesterday, I shook my shiny head. “Because the U.S. has, relative to its AAA peers, what we consider to … Continue reading
As a preview to our Tool$ Tuesday feature (spoiler alert: we’ll be looking at your car’s carbon emissions), here’s a truly surprising “review” of the Chevy Volt, the electric darling of the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month and the … Continue reading
Christmas celebrations started around the world today. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown speaks with The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta and Eric Deggans, TV critic for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, about how cable news has changed as one of its biggest stars, Larry King, hands over his long-held time slot to Piers Morgan. Continue reading
Austin Kleon is a Texas-based poet, writer, cartoonist and designer. He’s found a playful way of making poetry from the newspaper. His first book, “Newspaper Blackout,” was published this summer.