Archives: Jon Ham

  • Couric controversy highlights media malfeasance

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 682: One of the latest high-profile media scandals involves Katie Couric’s admission that she oversaw “misleading” editing of a new anti-gun documentary. Carolina Journal Publisher Jon Ham places Couric’s journalistic misdeed in context.

  • Education reformers tout potential benefits of Achievement School District

    Some North Carolina lawmakers are pushing for an education reform that would place five of the state’s worst-performing public schools under direct state supervision. Legislation creating a new state Achievement School District also would provide additional flexibility for other struggling schools. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s director of research…

  • Journalism as Street Theater

    Don’t you hate it when you read a story in a newspaper or online, or watch a news report on TV, and the reporter seems to have completely missed the essential question? I know I do. It happens more than you think. Sometimes it’s a product of lack of time,…

  • Another Round of Media Hysteria

    We’ve been witness to a level of ideologically driven mass media hysteria in recent weeks unseen since the Duke lacrosse rape hoax story. I’m talking about the General Assembly’s nullification, via House Bill 2, of Charlotte’s ordinance designed to legislate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender discrimination. The Charlotte ordinance,…

  • Another Round of Media Hysteria

    We’ve been witness to a level of ideologically driven mass media hysteria in recent weeks unseen since the Duke lacrosse rape hoax story. I’m talking about the General Assembly’s nullification, via House Bill 2, of Charlotte’s ordinance designed to legislate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender discrimination. The Charlotte ordinance,…