File: The silhouettes of activists holding signs seen in shadow on pavement. (Modified from Flickr / Vikalpa)
01 Mar 2017

Making The Best Of A Trump Situation

Journalists struggle in a rapidly deteriorating media economy that is focused narrowly on Washington, D.C., and overlooks news in other parts of the country

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Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
28 Feb 2017

Statement On Oz Katerji’s Request To Be Given A Platform After ‘No-Platforming’ Rania Khalek

For the past days, those who follow my journalism may have noticed exchanges between Oz Katerji, a freelance writer and journalist, and me. I confronted and berated Katerji for attacking a colleague, Rania Khalek, and playing a role in getting her speaking event at the University of North Carolina canceled.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Still image from White House livestream.
24 Feb 2017

Let Trump Ban Establishment Media And Strike Deadly Blow Against Access Journalism

The real grist for stories will continue to come from sources in the Trump administration, who make disclosures to the press.

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"Flag Of Jihad" By Unknown - Unknown, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1189517
05 Jan 2017

United States Re-Packaged Al Qaeda As ‘Khorasan Group’ To Sell Attack

United States officials misled the public about a Syrian terrorist group, the Khorasan Group, in the run up to air strikes in the country in 2014.

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Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
11 Dec 2016

Statement On B.S. Detector’s Apology To Shadowproof And Other Independent News Sites

Shadowproof appreciates the apology from the creator of “B.S. Detector,” a browser extension for flagging “fake news” that wrongly included Shadowproof.com

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Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear - National Mall - Washington, DC. Photo by ep_jhu on Flickr.
06 Dec 2016

B.S. Detector And The Rise Of ‘Fake News’ Detection Software

Developers launched “fake news” detector browser extension that garnered quite bit of popularity but improperly included some websites.

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Trust in mainstream media falling off a cliff
28 Nov 2016

Corporate Media Will Not Save Us From “Fake News”

If “fake news” was simply incorrect information then the mainstream media’s election coverage would certainly count.

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Journalist and co-host of "Unauthorized Disclosure," Rania Khalek
27 Nov 2016

Making An Example Out Of Independent Journalists Who Cover Syria

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, journalist Rania Khalek talks a bit about what she has learned while reporting in Syria. Khalek also addresses the smear attacks on her reputation, which led to her resignation from an editorial position at Electronic Intifada. It has impacted her ability to convince media outlets

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Photo by Mike Cogh
26 Nov 2016

Disentangling The Many Media Failures Of 2016

In the wake of the 2016 election, Shadowproof believes it is worthwhile to assess the state of journalism and the need for contrition, especially from those with the most influence and power in the press who failed citizens so miserably. Donald Trump’s election was aided and abetted by liberal journalists, who accelerated the decline of

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New York Times building. Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid on Flickr.
14 Nov 2016

New York Times To ‘Rededicate’ Itself To Journalism After Election Fail

If the New York Times and mainstream media have any hope of regaining their credibility, they have to come clean about their own agenda

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