Tag:Media

  • Olympics should be about athletes, not the activists

    The saddest thing about the whole Gwen Berry incident is that media coverage, by and large, cares more about this individual’s activism than the extraordinary events that transpired that day for the athletes. DeAnna Price, the Olympian hammer thrower and 2019 U.S. hammer throw world champion, took first place during…

  • Why can’t journalists just be honest about guns?

    Recently, Judge Roger Thomas Benitez, a senior U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, ruled that the 1989 California assault weapon ban is unconstitutional. The ruling prompted the media to fall back on a common yet egregiously incorrect claim that the AR-15 is…

  • A note from CJ’s editor: Media should be better

    This week, a column from the Carolina Journal was cited in an article in the Triangle area’s local News & Observer.  The column, written by Dallas Woodhouse, in “The Woodshed” contained analysis and informed speculation after U.S. Census numbers revealed that North Carolina would gain a 14th U.S. House seat. In…

  • The courageous First Amendment 

    “Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty,” Thomas Jefferson  I love the First Amendment with a burning hot passion of a thousand suns. It’s what drew me to journalism. Fear of losing it drew me to public policy. More information…

  • Survey says? Media is kids’ world   

    “It’s a media-mad world.”   This was a tagline from a parenting book I co-authored — eight years ago. Now, kids aren’t just mad for media in their world; media is their world. That’s the takeaway from a new survey of nearly 1,700…

  • On the ‘media’: Clear the clutter with a discerning eye

    On one point, President-elect Donald Trump has it right. Reporters, as he often intimated throughout his successful campaign, are biased. But not in the ways you may think. Or in ways in which politicians and pundits have led you to believe are true. News organizations lean one way or the…