Top Stories

Thursday, January 9

Our most popular stories this week, along with editors' picks:

Here are the highlights:

  1. The biggest names in media discuss covering the 2020 race
    CJR teamed up with Guardian US for a big project about the stakes of the upcoming election.
  2. Merriam-Webster announced its pick for the word of 2019
    What trends in the English language say about culture.
  3. Does the media capital of the world have news deserts?
    NYC's local coverage has not been spared the challenges that plague the rest of the news industry.
  4. Jesús Cantú, a former journalist, speaks for Mexico’s anti-press president 
    “The press as we know it was not necessarily the press as we want it to be.”
  5. Why NYT columnist Bret Stephens was slammed by social media 
    An op-ed sparked a multi-day backlash.
  6. The White House wages war on transparency: Iran edition
    Anderson Cooper had some strong words to say about press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
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