A list of options-backdating stories from the Wall Street Journal that were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting.
Podcast: Ashley W. Esarey, a China media expert, says Beijing seeks to test out more relaxed media laws with new press freedoms for foreign reporters.
The 2007 edition of State of the News Media that provides insight into the current state of American journalism.
Reporters Without Borders has published their annual Press Freedom Index for 2006.
Stefan Heng from Deutsche Bank posits that global media is experiencing its most radical revolution since Gutenberg.
Watch James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly and Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post discuss their new books and the current situation in Iraq.
Robert McHenry critiques decentralized online information providers such as Wikipedia compared to more traditional encyclopedias.
Should the New York Times have published a story detailing how the Bush administration is secretly monitoring international financial transactions? The debate reveals much about the state of political discourse in America today.
This joint BBC/Reuters/Media Center poll shows that in much of the world, most notably in the developing world, people trust the media over their own governments. In the United States and Britain, however, the government had a higher trust rating than the media.
Kidnappings and deaths among the corps of international journalists covering the Iraq war occur with grim regularity. Yet the conditions facing native Iraqi journalists—both those working for Iraqi media and as "stringers" for outside organizations—are even more harrowing.
A special report by the Economist examines the ebbing of mass media in favor of personal and participatory media.
This report covers the immigration histories of 94 terrorists who operated in the United States between the early 1990s and 2004, including six of the September 11th hijackers. Other than the hijackers, almost all of these individuals have been indicted or convicted for their crimes. The report builds on prior work done by 9/11 Commission and the Center for Immigration Studies, providing more information than has been previously been made public.
The findings show widespread terrorist violations of immigration laws. The report highlights the danger of our lax immigration system, not just in terms of who is allowed in, but also how terrorists, once in the country, used weaknesses in the system to remain here. The report makes clear that strict enforcement of immigration law – at American consulates overseas, at ports of entry, and within the United States – must be an integral part of our efforts to prevent future attacks on U.S. soil.
Believing that the Arab media played a critical role in shaping the information environment that was fomenting the “culture of death” that ennobled suicide bombers and the cult of terrorism, the United States Institute of Peace launched a systematic investigation into how the Arab media was informing and shaping the hearts and minds of Arab publics...
The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development obligated at least $40 million in fiscal year 2004 for the development of independent media , including activities such as journalism and business management training and support for legal and regulatory frameworks. About 60 percent of the fiscal year 2004 USAID and State obligations identified supported independent media development projects in Europe and Eurasia . This report discusses challenges in designing performance indicators and accurately measuring and reporting results directly tied to the performance of U.S. independent media efforts, as well as challenges to implementation of media development efforts, including a changing political condition, sustainability of local media outlets, and coordination between donors and providers.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More