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'Spotlight' Celebrates Heroes Of Investigative Reporting -- and Democracy

Michael Winship | Posted 11.25.2016 | Media
Michael Winship

Long before I ever set foot in an actual, working newsroom, I was a sucker for movies and TV shows about journalism and reporter. If you haven't already heard, to the list of superb movies about the trade, you can now add Spotlight.

'Spotlight' Exposes All the Cardinal's Men

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Spotlight" is a film about the reporters for the "Boston Globe" newspaper who exposed the pedophile priests of Boston and the hierarchy of the church who covered for them. It is a brilliantly acted film that has a true ensemble cast.

Boston Globe Owner Set To Start Health News Website

The New York Times | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Media

John Henry, the billionaire owner of The Boston Globe, formally unveils a new publication on Wednesday dedicated to coverage of health, medicine and l...

Spotlight: The Struggles of Faith, Religion and Abuse

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Bruce Reyes-Chow

While the topic was painful and could have been expressed in a way to manipulate and shock, Spotlight tenderly and honestly showed the ways in which abuse impacts people at every connection point.

Can You Spot The Best Part Of This Photo?

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.04.2015 | Good News

You're gonna want to put down that phone after seeing this. John Blanding, assistant chief photographer for the Boston Globe, captured a priceless ph...

Will the Media Call Out Donald Trump on His Anti-Vaxxer Nonsense?

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.18.2016 | Media
Dan Kennedy

By any reasonable standard of what constitutes acceptable public discourse, Donald Trump's presidential campaign should have ended on Wednesday at about 10:50 p.m. That's when he set his extravagantly sprayed hair on fire by indulging in some truly dangerous myths about vaccines.

WHERE'S GUSTAVE? (pt. 2): 1908, 1909 and Gustave Whitehead

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 08.20.2016 | Books
Carroll F. Gray

Part 1 of 'Where's Gustave?' asks why Gustave Whitehead didn't appear in the press as "First to Fly" at critical times between his supposed "flight" in 1901 and 1928, on many occasions when he reasonably ought to have.

Ballot Selfies, Perverts and Censorship: Presenting the 2015 New England Muzzle Awards

Dan Kennedy | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

At the heart of the Muzzles is a simple but powerful idea: "Congress" -- and all levels of government, thanks to the 14th Amendment -- "shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."

Cartoon Nails Why So Many People Are Frustrated With Brady's Suspension

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Sports

Something is sketchy.

This Newspaper Shows What Copycat Generosity Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.29.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Chomsky: 'I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything'

Seung-yoon Lee | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Seung-yoon Lee

"Right now, if I want to find out what's going on in Ukraine or Syria or Washington, I read the New York Times, other national newspapers, I look at the Associated Press wires, I read the British press, and so on. I use Google all the time, I'm happy it's there. But just as when I read the New York Times or the Washington Post, or the Wall Street Journal knowing that they have ways of selecting and shaping the material that reaches you, you have to compensate for it."

Lowering the Pressure in Order to Prevent Suicides at MIT Is Admirable But It Doesn't Address the Real Problem

Jerome Schultz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Jerome Schultz

While suicide at elite, highly competitive colleges is certainly a concern, this tragic scenario plays itself out in colleges of all kinds schools.

Boston Globe Urges Elizabeth Warren To Run For President

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

The editorial board of the Boston Globe on Sunday urged Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to reconsider her decision not to run for president in 2016. ...

Michael Calderone

Media Outlets Already Planning For 2016 New Hampshire Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Boston Globe has been lucky the past three presidential election cycles, with Massachusetts' then-Sen. John Kerry or former Gov. Mitt ...

Guns, Steel, Grit and Grief

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Guns and grief are a bad combination. Our judgment is clouded and undone in moments of aggrieved passion; we are least suited at such times to take on the roles of both jury and judge, leaving aside the illegality of such vigilantism. We may, in the throes of passion, misconstrue causes and misdirect blame. But we may hope to live through such moments, and see in a calmer, clarifying light.

Youth Designs: Designed With the Future in Mind

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Zoey Gulmi

A recent National Endowment for the Arts study has found that lower-income students have higher academic results, college aspirations, and civic participation when they are engaged in the arts for long periods of time.

To Harvard and Other Universities: In Protecting Students From Sexual Assault, Don't Disregard Due Process

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Michael Shammas

Yes, Harvard's previous sexual assault policy was utterly inadequate to protect survivors of sexual misconduct -- as are far too many policies still in place at other American universities. But the new policy goes dangerously far in another direction, and law professors were right to call their university out.

Here's How Newspapers Covered The Midterm Election Results

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media

As one might imagine, every major newspaper in the country lead this morning with Tuesday night's midterm election results. While some focused nationa...

How Obama Cut the Deficit in Half -- And Made Us Pay the Price

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama deserves credit for delivering on his promise to shrink the deficit -- a promise that Mitt Romney and his tax cuts would surely have violated -- but Americans have to ask themselves whether they really want a smaller government.

10 Things I Learned #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In no particular order of importance here are 10 things I learned during the 39th Annual National Association Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Aaron Kushner's Latest Cuts Raise Serious Doubts About His Orange County Venture

Dan Kennedy | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

If you're going to make an audacious bet on the future of newspapers, as Aaron Kushner did with the Orange County Register, then it stands to reason that you should have enough money in the bank to be able to wait and see how it plays out.

College Class Tries To Revive The Lost Art Of Dating

Boston Globe | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

In a Starbucks on the Boston University campus, Dave Griffin sat down with an acquaintance from his hometown of Duxbury. Griffin placed two coffees an...

If We're Keeping the Death Penalty, Then Bring Back Firing Squads

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

If we're going to keep carrying out the death penalty in this country and if we are going to continue to grandly insist that they are "humane executions" then only a return to a firing squad will insure a speedy and relatively pain free death for the condemned.

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory, ...

Photographer Relives Taking Iconic Boston Marathon Bombing Photo

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media

Nearly one year after the Boston Marathon bombings, there are still certain images from April 15, 2013, that remain engraved in people's minds. Jo...