Most U.S. newspaper stories perpetuate false holiday-suicide link

PHILADELPHIA – Year after year, the suicide rate is at its lowest in the United States during the holiday season, but nearly three-quarters of U.S. newspaper stories linking suicide and the holidays during the 2013-2014 season incorrectly said the opposite, according to a new analysis. In the 2013 holiday season, most newspaper stories mentioning suicide

R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee talks about politics in a polarized world

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee met with students and faculty at the Annenberg School for Communication on Thursday, Oct. 2, and spoke about navigating an increasingly polarized political environment. Chafee, who has been Governor since 2011, previously served as a Republican U.S. Senator representing Rhode Island from 1999-2007. He subsequently became an Independent, and in 2013 announced that he would register as a Democrat.

The Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking Political Messages

A new addition to the biennial Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, the Cronkite/Jackson Prize — named for CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite and Brooks Jackson, the founding director of FactCheck.org — is awarded to national and local TV journalists for best practices in reducing the level of deception and confusion in