April 12, 2012 Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a new radio talk show, and he tells NPR "it's going to be more conversation and less confrontation." That would be a marked departure from the other man who broadcasts in the noon to 3 p.m. slot -– Rush Limbaugh.
April 8, 2012 No question was too pointed during Mike Wallace's storied and notorious television career. The ambush interview. The gotcha. That trademark inflection conveying disbelief. Was there ever a more entertaining American television interviewer than Wallace? He died Saturday at 93.
April 6, 2012 Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sells an overwhelming majority of all newspapers read in his native Australia and holds a controlling interest in the leading cable news channel. With such dominance, the Murdoch press there draws careful scrutiny of how it covers sensitive issues.
April 5, 2012 News Corp., one of the world's major media powers, owns The Wall Street Journal and Fox News. In Britain, its powerful newspaper arm is at the heart of phone hacking and police bribery scandals. The driving force behind the company is its octogenarian chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, whose story began in Australia.
March 8, 2012 Both organizations claim credit for the "bombshell" video, but NPR's David Folkenflik finds that the video was aired in '08 by PBS and also adds little to our understanding of President Obama.
March 6, 2012 Advertisers and conservative commentators have denounced the undisputed king of political radio talk in the wake of sexually charged comments he made about a Georgetown law student. It is far from Limbaugh's first such episode, but two things make this incident stand out: the nature of the target and the timing of his comments.
February 24, 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister tabloid, the Philadelphia Daily News, are up for sale for the fourth time in six years. The publisher has been accused of interfering with coverage about the sale, and journalists worry that the seemingly favored bidders will try to influence news coverage as well.