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The Editors
Facebook’s business model, built on monetizing human attention while outsourcing human judgment to algorithms, is a uniquely comprehensive and dangerous abdication of responsibility.
Donald Trump brought deception to a new level, in part through his ability to communicate directly with millions of Americans by way of social media. In this photo, then-President Trump speaks during a rally protesting the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden as president in Washington, D.C., on Jan 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Martin T. Meehan
Our elected officials are failing us, elevating artful pandering and dishonesty over real solutions, writes Marty Meehan in an essay adapted from his speech to a Vatican conference on the media.
Inside the Vatican
On this week’s episode, Gerry and host Colleen Dulle take a look at how the pope’s relationship with the media has changed over time and examine the vision of the media that Pope Francis laid out in his speech to Vatican journalists this weekend.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“Journalism is not so much a matter of choosing a profession,” the pope said, “but rather of embarking on a mission, a bit like a doctor, who studies and works to cure evil in the world.”
FaithVantage Point
A. Bartlett Giamatti
In 1988, A. Bartlett Giamatti, later the commissioner of Major League Baseball, addressed the American Society of Newspaper Editors. His speech was printed in America .
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Ed Garcia
Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa is one of the brave women who are pushing back against those who employ social media to distort the truth and undermine the trust of citizens.