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Articles by Kevin Lerner

Kevin Lerner is an assistant professor of communication and journalism at Marist College. He earned his doctorate in journalism and media studies from Rutgers University, where he completed a dissertation entitled “Gadfly to the Watchdogs: How The Journalism Review (MORE) Goaded the Mainstream Press Toward Self-Awareness in the Seventies.”
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In his journal, A.M. Rosenthal wrote that the Times was “involved in one of the biggest, most voluminous and probably one of the saddest and most damaging stories it has ever confronted journalistically.”
In 18th- and 19th-century newspapers, news and opinion intermingled. The 20th century brought separation — but also confusion for audiences.
At a time of almost constantly changing news, what are the obligations of journalists to make it clear that their information is provisional?
Like the media it covers, journalism criticism has moved from the work of a few established institutions to something more diffuse.