March 29, 2013 What does the truth require in journalism? Commentator Alva Noë sides with Lawrence Weschler in saying that journalists miss the mark when they approach their subjects like anthropologists who have nothing at stake in the exchange.
March 25, 2013 A longtime reporter, columnist and bureau chief for The New York Times, Lewis gained fame for his coverage of the court in the 1960s.
December 11, 2012 After 126 years, The Sporting News, the wise old man of sports journalism, will cease publishing as of Jan. 1, 2013. The longtime sports newspaper will continue as a digital-only brand.
December 5, 2012 The horrifying image of a man's final moments before being hit by a subway train has sparked controversy. The Post has been criticized for publishing it. The photographer has been criticized for taking it. He's now talking about the effort he says he made to reach the victim.
March 13, 2012 NPR's new Ethics Handbook, which revises its long-standing News Code of Ethics, powerfully focuses on principles more than rules, acknowledging that much of journalism is judgment. This is the first of several posts exploring the handbook, a "living document" designed to evolve.
February 9, 2012 On today's TOTN: who's telling the truth about the war in Afghanistan? Historian Noah Andre (Andy) Trudeau needs your help in his search for Abraham Lincoln. The evolution of the Occupy Wall Street movement. And can you review music in 140 characters or less?
January 20, 2012 Sure, reporters should correct false statements by politicians and others, but that is not always possible on daily deadline stories. So what to do? The NYT ombudsman has been widely mocked for asking, but many of the critics know not of what they speak. Journalism has gotten better, not worse.
January 5, 2012 In the first hour of today's TOTN, the new laws that may affect you in 2012 and columnist Cynthia Tucker on the state of opinion journalism. In the second hour, the long-misunderstood period of middle childhood and why patients want to see their doctors' notes, but physicians remain reluctant.
October 25, 2011 Want post a comment about something we're not covering? Here's a space for readers to share their thoughts about media, policy and NPR's journalism.
September 28, 2011 Andrew Donohue, editor of the Voice of San Diego, says journalists should be "honest with what we know – and what we don't know."
September 7, 2011 The citing of anonymous sources peaked in the 1970s, according to a new study, but questions still abound about when it's OK to use them. NPR's ethics guide is under revision. What would you advise?
August 2, 2011 With the popularity of social media increasing, journalists are now sharing more of their daily grind with the world. Journalist Carlton Purvis' blog, "View From My Desk," gives media consumers a look beyond the bylines and head shots.
June 19, 2011 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin doesn't have to deal with press conferences from once-friendly former porn stars or tabloids publishing photos of his illegitimate child (if he has either). So speculation about his private life flourishes online.
March 14, 2011 According to the Pew Research Center "46 percent of people now say they get news online at least three times a week." Newspapers: 40 percent.