Journalists Should Stand Up for Whistleblowers

Journalists Should Stand Up for Whistleblowers

The Obama administration’s ongoing crusade against government whistleblowers — which culminated last year in the imprisonment of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling — has reignited a debate over the role journalists should play in defending their profession and the...
Where Are the Women?

Where Are the Women?

At the exact moment that I’m writing this, the New York Times homepage is displaying stories authored by 35 men — and eight women. And three of those eight articles were coauthored with men. You can find this data at WhoWritesFor, a website that tracks...
The Great White Mancave

The Great White Mancave

For years, researchers have parsed the nation’s top op-ed sections and deemed them to be too male and too white. With this problem so openly acknowledged, you’d think that there’d be some improvement. Well, you’d be wrong. The media reform...

Blowing the Whistle

I love whistleblowers. Bradley Manning. Daniel Ellsberg. WikiLeaks. Whistleblowers remind all of us that no matter where you work, no matter how you draw a paycheck, you must follow your conscience and do what’s right. But what happens when someone blows a...

Renovating The New York Times Op-Ed Section

The New York Times recently named Trish Hall its next op-ed editor. She’s going to call the shots regarding who gets a guest spot in the nation’s premiere opinion pages, which typically feature brilliantly written, sharply argued, and perfectly edited...