A federal judge on Monday dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit filed in April by Michele Williams, a former director of broadcast operations at public radio station WEAA-FM, against Morgan State University.
On the anniversary of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Frontline returns for a new season on PBS with an in-depth investigation of the repressive Saudi prince and friend of President Trump responsible for it. Don't miss it.
Mary Bubala, whose firing from WJZ in June set off a firestorm of reaction and debate, was at the center of another social media conversation yesterday and today in the wake of news that WBFF brought her back to Baltimore airwaves.
Sean Spicer undermined democracy with White House lies, while Ray Lewis obstructed justice in a murder investigation. And they are what passes for prime-time entertainment on network TV in 2019. Shame on them, shame on us.
The racist Baltimore-is-hell-and-black-leaders-are-to-blame narrative that Trump lit a fire under with his tweets on July 27 is still very much with us in social media, particularly in Facebook ads and YouTube videos.
Tracking the discussion in the media about Baltimore since Trump started blasting away at Congressman Elijah Cummings and his 7th Congressional District, which includes a large part of Baltimore, I am distressed and depressed.
After three years of denouncing President’s Trump’s use of media to attack, denigrate and, yes, spew racist hate, there are days when I think I do not have a drop of vitriol left for what he’s doing to this country. And then comes something like his Twitter attack on Elijah Cummings and Baltimore, which is the congressman’s home and the heart of his district.
I am not a fan of true-crime docu-series. They are sometimes exploitative of the violence involved in such cases and they don’t always show the commitment to facts that documentaries and legacy journalism do. But HLN's “Killer on Campus" avoids most of the sins of the genre.
As a media critic, what I can’t stop thinking about after screening HBO's "Unmasking Jihadi John" are not so much the grisly murders he committed on camera for the world to see, but rather the way he used social media and transgression to become for a time the most feared terrorist on the planet.
As the 2020 presidential campaign accelerates with Democratic debates and the official launch of Donald Trump’s re-election effort, "The Great Hack" is a must-see documentary for anyone who uses social media and cares about democracy. Is your data being weaponized against you?
President Trump's social media summit was a green light for some of the more reckless and dangerous operatives on the far right to let it rip in the 2020 presidential campaign -- doing their worst in spreading disinformation, conspiracy theories, doctored videos and memes that discredit Democrats or any other Trump targets no matter how false or vile the productions might be.
What’s going on in this story ranges from WJZ’s handling of the matter, to the frustration and anger many feel about the state of political life in Baltimore today. And those factors are multiplied by the unpredictable power of social media and the incredibly polarized state of American life.