3Qs: Scandal detracts from serious international business

Dominique Strauss-​​Kahn resigned last week as the head of the Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund (IMF) amid alle­ga­tions of sexual assault in New York City — leading to larger ques­tions of how this will affect French pol­i­tics and finan­cial mat­ters across Europe. Natalie Bor­mann, a vis­iting assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, assesses the impli­ca­tions of this sit­u­a­tion and the media cov­erage that followed.

3Qs: Delivering on the big story

On Sunday night, the world was cap­ti­vated by news cov­erage of Pres­i­dent Obama’s stun­ning announce­ment that Osama bin Laden, mas­ter­mind of the Sept. 11 attacks, had been killed by U.S. spe­cial forces after 10 years of pur­suit. Steven Bur­gard, director of North­eastern University’s School of Jour­nalism, ana­lyzes what direc­tions media ques­tions and reports may lead from here, and the chal­lenges jour­nal­ists face in ensuring speedy but accu­rate reporting in the dig­ital age.