• Robert Novak, 1931-2009

    Longtime Washington political columnist and television commentator Robert Novak died Aug. 18, 2009. Assembled here is video of his July 24, 2007, interview for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 223).

  • Simply irresponsible

    In an attempt to foster popular support for a mortgage bailout program, a news account fails to ask some key questions of a foreclosure "victim."…

  • Defining journalism down

    As a recent CNN report on the Tea Party movement shows, the rules of journalism have changed in the past 30 years, and not for the better.

  • UNC professor discusses Freedom of Information Act

    Napoleon Byars, assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, mentions some key statistics associated with the federal Freedom of Information Act. Byars stressed the importance of individual citizens’ FOIA requests during his March 30, 2009, presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length…

  • Advocates for transparent government push bill to televise sessions

    Sen. Eddie Goodall, R-Union, leads a March 19, 2009, news conference discussing the potential benefits of televising legislative sessions. Other speakers are Connie Book of the Sunshine Center at Elon University, Jane Pinsky of the N.C. Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform, Damon Circosta of the N.C. Center for Voter…