Publishing the Trump dossier: Inevitable or unjustifiable?

When news broke of a top-​​ranking intel­li­gence briefing about alle­ga­tions involving President-​​elect Donald Trump and Russia, many out­lets cov­ered the story, but only one pub­lished the sala­cious details. Here, two jour­nalism pro­fes­sors offer counter view­points about that outlet’s deci­sion, with one arguing “the infor­ma­tion was bound to be dis­closed or leaked,” and the other calling the deci­sion “mis­guided” and noting that “raw intel­li­gence of the sort is often wrong.”

How Ailes’ fall could signal more changes at Fox News

Roger Ailes is out at Fox News. The media tycoon resigned on Thursday, just two weeks after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a law­suit alleging sexual harass­ment. Here, Dan Kennedy, asso­ciate pro­fessor and a nation­ally known media com­men­tator, talks about Ailes’ swift down­fall and pre­dicts that it “will stand as yet another mile­stone in the shift from tra­di­tional forms of media to digital.”

3Qs: Getting the story on the debt ceiling

The con­tentious debate over the debt ceiling became one of this summer’s hottest news sto­ries. We asked Dan Kennedy, assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, to assess the overall cov­erage as well as the chal­lenges jour­nal­ists face when reporting any polit­i­cally charged story.