journalism

Criminal Justice Reform

The largest news agency in the US changes crime reporting practices to ‘do less harm and give people second chances

Reporting about minor crimes is about to change. Illustration by kali9/iStock/Getty Images Plus Maggie Jones Patterson, Duquesne University and Romayne Smith Fullerton, Western University When suspects’ names appear in crime stories, their lives may be broken and never put back together. For years, people have begged The Associated Press, known as the “AP,” to scrub

Media

Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt. The language used by the American media to describe last week’s Capitol siege proves one thing whatever your perspective: Words matter. The coverage has sent Americans scurrying

Local

Merry Christmas from Prescott eNews

Specialized Publishing LLC, the parent company of Prescott eNews wishes our readers, contributors and advertisers a Merry  Christmas filled with the peace, joy and wonder of this very special time of year. For Prescott eNews, the past year has been one of many blessings.  Since I took over as both owner and publisher in May,

Education

FREE learning sessions: ASU Innovation Week + Innovation Quarter

ASU is offering five weeks of free virtual programming to engage students, families with kids and the entire community in learning activities covering topics from social justice to the zombie apocalypse to cookie decorating. The catalog of learning opportunities includes nearly 200 activities, which range from single, 15-minute sessions to courses taking place over multiple

Politics

Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Political Polling?

If your financial adviser repeatedly gave you stock picks that were off by 200 or 300 percent, and always in the wrong direction, would you keep trusting them with your money? Then why, political observers are asking, should Americans trust our democratic process to political pollsters. The final numbers still aren’t in, and with big,

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