This week Sarah Palin filed a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times over claims made about her in a piece published earlier this month, following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana).
In an age when one of the President's top advisors has openly declared the mainstream news media to be "the enemy," it won't come as a surprise that the American public's overall trust in newspapers is remarkably low.
When mainstream news orgs report something untrue, it is usually by mistake -- rather than deliberately spreading falsehoods. Also, these mistakes are generally acknowledged when they happen. That still leaves grounds for criticism. And in the case of CNN, the exit of three staffers.
RJ Bell is suing Deadspin's publisher, Gizmodo Media, and journalist Ryan Goldberg for $10 million, alleging the 'Deadspin' story contains untrue and defamatory statements about Pregame.com. He is represented by the same attorney who represented Hulk Hogan in the Gawker lawsuit.
'Food & Wine,' the standard-bearer for fancy eats ever since the demise of Gourmet in 2009, is leaving New York City for new digs in Birmingham, Alabama. It will join sister food and lifestyle Time Inc. titles: 'Cooking Light,' 'Southern Living' and 'Coastal Living.'
Jay Solomon, a veteran national security reporter for WSJ, was fired following revelations that he was either involved, or on his way to being involved, in behind-the-scenes deals with one of his contacts. Farhad Azima, a military-aviation mogul and arms dealer, is now under investigation in connection with a global corruption case.
The U.S. and Canada seem alike -- until something happens that highlights the yawning chasm between the two countries. For example, when Canadian news publishers can seriously propose that the federal government should create a fund to help beleaguered news publishers make the rocky transition from print to digital media.
Between Breitbar'ts Alex Marlow appearance on HBO's 'Real Time' and Alex Jones appearance on MSNBC, the right-wing fake-news theorists came off looking like what they are: painfully irresponsible purveyors of lies.
According to CEO Shane Smith, the latest round of funding will go to building a huge library of video content targeting millennials, covering a range of topics, including news, food, music, fashion, art, travel, gaming, lifestyle, scripted and feature films.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the unsung editors and writers at 'Inside Housing,' a British trade magazine for the residential construction industry, find their reporting center stage in the national media.