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Are Journalists and Journalism Under Attack – And Why?

Posted on · A journalist was assaulted by a Congressional candidate in Montana. Texas Governor Greg Abbott joked about shooting reporters after signing gun bill. President Donald Trump disparages any negative reports about him as “fake news.” It seems these days like journalism is under attack – so much so that the National Press Club is organizing a […]

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Latest NASA Developments, and Journalism Under Attack: Friday’s Show (June 23, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: NASA astronaut Jack Fischer worked to install wireless antennas outside the Destiny lab of the International Space Station. Photo Courtesy: NASA) Just a few weeks ago, astronauts aboard the International Space Station made an emergency spacewalk to make urgent repairs to a critical component that failed. NASA said the crew was never in any danger. […]

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What Role Should Google and Facebook Play in Addressing Fake News?

Posted on · In recent months, Google and Facebook have each announced efforts to address the rise of false news reports shared — or wrongly pointed to — by their companies’ algorithms. But how much responsibility should free web browsers or social media sites have for how their products are used? How does “fake news” get proliferated so […]

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Houston Native David Fahrenthold Discusses Winning a Pulitzer for Investigating Donald Trump

Posted on · (Above: Houston native David Fahrenthold reacts to the announcement that he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting at The Washington Post. Photo Courtesy: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post) Houston native David Fahrenthold recently won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his investigations regarding then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims about his donations to charities and about […]