| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:56 AM
"Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver airs on HBO, a channel whose subscription-based business model eliminates the need for advertisers. That status surely helped make Oliver's segment on the journalism trend of native advertising much, much easier to...
| Aug 4, 2014
I distinctly remember a textbook titled "Time to Wonder" that I used in elementary school. When I was a child, the title meant very little because both time and wonder seemed infinite to me.
For many of us, though, it's not until we get older and become...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:51 PM
George W. Collins, a pioneering WMAR-TV broadcaster who earlier had been editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper and covered the civil rights movement and political corruption in Maryland, died Thursday of renal failure at Union Memorial Hospital....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Diane von FÃ¼rstenberg hawked Google Glass, CBS chief Les Moonves said "The Good Wife" was "robbed" of an Emmy nomination and Disney head Bob Iger poked good-natured fun at the media's obsession with mergers and deal-making.
It was just a typical day...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Critics review films, sometimes they even appear in films, but films are not made about them. Roger Ebert, however, did things his own way, and "Life Itself," a fine and moving new documentary that tells his story, shows us how and why he stood out....
| Jul 11, 2014
— Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes-Benz Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nearly a year after the launch, Al Jazeera America president Kate O'Brian is still dealing with the same question: How are you going to get over the inherent distrust among many Americans when they see the Al Jazeera moniker.
In the cabler's first...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Russian authorities on Wednesday charged a captured Ukrainian military pilot with complicity in the deaths last month of two Russian journalists, spurring accusations in Kiev that the female officer was abducted by pro-Russia militants and illegally...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Facebook acquired virtual reality headset developer Oculus VR for $2 billion in March, many in the tech industry lauded the move as heralding the next generation in computer gaming.
The potential of Oculus' Rift goggles is tantalizing —...
| Jul 19, 2014
Derek Jeter's impending retirement from Major League Baseball after 20 years, marked by emotional tributes during the All Star Game last week, is not the only reason this New York Yankees fan has been unsettled by the passage of time.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Jim Hayes, a journalism professor and writing coach who nurtured generations of reporters at media organizations across the United States, has died. He was 88.
Hayes died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Los Osos from complications due to cancer,...