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July 17, 2018
Towards the Restoration of Journalism
When we retired a few years ago, we moved back to Oklahoma, where our roots...
February 16, 2018
Is Print Journalism Down to Its Last 10 Years?
Do we need print on paper anymore? After all, we can download books on Kindle,...
January 08, 2018
The Postmodern Exposé
Michael Wolff, the author of the inflammatory exposé of President Trump's administration, says that everything...
December 26, 2017
Sexual Counter-Revolution Leads Top News Stories of 2017
A good way to look back on the year that is just about over is to...
December 11, 2017
News Media’s “Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages”
In their zeal to bring down President Trump, journalists have been making mistake after mistake. On...
August 24, 2017
Bannon believes the pen is mightier than the sword
After controversial Trump advisor Steve Bannon was fired from his position as presidential advisor, he...
May 25, 2017
Fact checking the fact checkers
In this climate of "fake news," professional fact checkers have risen to new prominence. But...
May 25, 2017
Trump is good business for the liberal media
Ratings for the conservative Fox News are way down. The liberal MNBC, once hardly watched...
February 08, 2017
A catalog of fake news stories about Trump
Trump's opponents seem to have coined the term "fake news" to describe hearsay and rumors that...
December 27, 2016
Top news stories of 2016
The Associated Press polled editors and news directors to come up with the top stories...
December 07, 2016
From “the most humiliating year in our history” to victory
Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Daily Oklahoman...
November 11, 2016
The journalistic sin of smugness
Will Rahn, the Washington editor of the Daily Beast, no less (known both for its...
January 05, 2016
When journalists try to be theologians
G. Shane Morris has a great piece in the Federalist about how journalists have been...
October 30, 2015
CNBC moderators lost the debate
Pretty much everybody agrees with the conclusions on our liveblog that the CNBC moderators of...
September 11, 2015
A journalist’s experience in Vietnam
The German Lutheran journalist Uwe Siemon-Netto, a friend of mine, has written Duc: Triumph of...
July 03, 2015
“There are not two sides.”
As the nation's media openly joined in the celebrations of the Supreme Court's decision on...
December 29, 2014
Top news stories of 2014
The Associated Press released results of its poll of news directors and editors on what...
August 01, 2014
Todd exposes the war photo from space
The internet, newspapers, and television news have been showing this photograph of Israel and Gaza...
July 29, 2014
Mollie Hemingway: Washington’s coolest scourge
We've linked quite a bit to the work of my friend and friend-of-my-daughters Mollie Hemingway,...
June 10, 2014
The father of modern journalism: Martin Luther
World Magazine editor Marvin Olasky writes about how an independent press has its roots in...
May 16, 2014
Associated Press will shorten the news
We've blogged about the findings that the internet has diminished people's ability to read long,...
April 17, 2014
The vocation of a movie critic
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday "came out," as they say, as a Christian, writing...
March 14, 2014
Should the NSA revelations win the Pulitzer Prize?
One of the biggest stories in journalism last year had to do with the revelations...
December 27, 2013
Top news stories of 2013
The Associated Press released its list of the top 10 news stories of 2013, based...
September 17, 2013
Defining who gets Constitutional rights
A Senate committee approved a "media shield" bill designed to protect journalists from having to...
August 13, 2013
News costs money
I like to read newspapers. Those big floppy papery things.* (*Who can catch that allusion?) ...
August 07, 2013
Buying up the old-guard media
Jeff Bezos, the founder and owner of Amazon.com, has bought the Washington Post. That was...
July 16, 2013
The media’s “delicious story”
According to Rem Rieder, writing in USA Today, the media constructed a story about George...
May 21, 2013
Making fun of journalists
The inimitable Lutheran journalist Mollie Z. Hemingway satirically dismantles the practice of journalism as it...
May 17, 2013
Journalists are turning on the White House
As I predicted, the news media is turning on the Obama administration. Not just because...
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