Profs use Four Moves model in classroom experiment Last week I shared with my class the story behind the bleeding Mexican cop meme that went viral in immigrant caravan conspiracy circles.  When I got to the punchline — that the photo of the bleeding officer was actually made six years ago in a Mexico City […]

When Iran held American hostages for 444 days in 1979-81, ABC News’ Nightline was born. When bombs started falling on Baghdad in 1990 as part of Desert Storm, Wolf Blitzer reported live from the scene (under a table), and 24-hour cable news was off to the races. This week, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan […]

A Morning Consult poll out today says readers believe they should assume more authority from editors in deciding what news is shown on traditional media. The poll is an outgrowth of revelations that the Facebook “trending news” feed has been manipulated by people who have suppressed conservative opinions. It takes the issue a step further […]