journalism

Investigative Journalist’s Report On North Korea Sold As ‘Eat, Pray, Love’-Style Memoir, Because All Books By Women Are The Same

Risking incarceration and death in one of the world’s most tightly controlled dictatorships is exactly the same as a rich white lady “finding herself” in the mystical land of brown people. More »


Megyn Kelly Admits Cable News Is Bullshit, Shocks Everyone With This Brand New Information

The conversation spiraled out of a discussion concerning the Washington Post’s plan to publish a book on Trump, a plan announced earlier this week. More »


Gay Talese Couldn’t Think Of A Single Female Writer Who Inspired Him, So These Writers Made Him A List

Super influential journalist Gay Talese was recently asked which female writers inspired him at a convention at Boston University. His response was a disappointing “I didn’t know any women writers that I loved.” He explained that female journalists weren’t interested in “uneducated” or “anti-social” types when Talese was young and new to the field. Boy… More »


On Wendy Bell And Why So Many Racists Don’t Think They’re Racist

A heck of a lot of people don’t understand why what Wendy Bell said was racist–and that’s a problem. More »


Donald Trump And His Campaign Manager Are Both Creeps To Women Journalists

Trump said a month ago that he’d start acting presidential “pretty soon,” but there are no signs of it yet. More »


Making A Murderer, “Biased” Journalism & Necessary Outrage

The outrage that recent true crime series have inspired should not be diminished in favor of handwringing over journalistic imperfections. Anything that successfully chips away at the cult-like reverence with which our country treats those who make and enforce laws should be encouraged. More »


Why Journalism Is Afraid Of Sexual Assault

I am a fake journalist. By which I mean that I am a humor writer who writes fake news for The Whiskey Journal as well as Reductress and Above Average. I am by no means an actual journalist. I’m a comedian. I write satire and I perform stand up and sketch comedy across the country. More »


CNN Suspends Correspondent For “Editorializing” By Expressing Sympathy Towards Syrian Refugees

But but but what about Don Lemon, who editorializes by saying something dumb as fuck every time he opens his mouth? More »


I Was Wrong About The Patrick Kane Rape Case

The woman who accused Blackhawks player Patrick Kane stopped cooperating with the investigation a few days ago, and the prosecutor announced today that Kane won’t be charged.

A few months ago, I published one piece about the tired, boring, but really offensive things I had to listen toMore »


“Said To Lady Journos” Highlights The Really Chill Sexism In Media

I figured you were too pretty to be a print journalist.” More »


BBC Reporter Gets Harassed During Report About Street Harassment

In a moment of perfectly macabre poetic justice, BBC Reporter Sarah Teale managed to get street harassed during a segment on getting street harassed. My misandry wings are growing!

This is literally what happened:

Teale: An online study showed a shocking 95 percent of people said they have been harassed, either… More »


A Very Serious Interview With A Couple Caught Having “Erotic Public Sex” In A Parking Lot

Kimberly Jackson and Earl Palmer were caught having sex in the middle of a parking lot. More »


Why Campus Rape News Coverage Is Failing Rape Victims

Plus, what the heck are “painful anime bags”? More »


Columbia Journalism Review Investigation Calls Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story “A Failure That Was Avoidable”

The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone’s reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story — which Rolling Stone has officially retracted — is one of “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” These failures, according… More »


David Carr, Beloved NY Times Media Critic, Dies Suddenly At Age 58

Last night, journalism lost one of its very best when New York Times media critic David Carr collapsed in the newsroom and passed away, just hours after he moderated a panel discussion about the film “Citizenfour” alongside Edward Snowden. The Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet wrote in an email to the staff, “He was our… More »


On #AdviceForYoungJournalists And The Oldest Tropes In The Book

On Monday, Fusion published journalist Felix Simon’s open letter to young journalists, titled “To All The Young Journalists Asking For Advice.” Many people were upset by this letter, as said advice was partially along the lines of “Want to get into journalism? DON’T.”
I’m sure that many people have told you this already, but… More »


The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately. In it, Clooney spoke about a petition of support he tried to circulate after Sony was attacked by what the FBI has now concluded were,… More »


Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as… More »


New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate]
Feminist blogger Lindy West imagines a social network that is specifically feminist and anti-racist. [Daily Dot]
Read about racism in the newsroom. [New Republic]
A… More »


The Soapbox: TIME Shouldn’t Question #WhyIStayed

While the direct blame for abuse rests solely on the abusers, we live in a culture that supports and perpetuates the cycle of violence. It is on all of us to listen, support and validate the voices of those who come forward. Victims shouldn’t feel censored or have their stories dismissed just because there isn’t… More »


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