Express-Times / Lehigh Valley Live
Philadelphia Inquirer / Daily News
MIDWEST & SOUTH
On the air for 30 years, Reliable Sources was the longest-running public affairs series on cable news giant CNN, and one of the few programs in which the media candidly pointed its spotlight toward itself. The August 21 episode was its last, which was accompanied by the announcement that host Brian Stelter would be leaving the network. The cancellation is part of a move by CNN's new management to return to the network's traditional straight news format, featuring less commentary.
As Stelter himself noted during his final broadcast, there will always be a need to examine and critique media: its successes and failures in covering important stories that serve the public interest, and the undeniable influence corporate profits have on the operation of newsrooms -- in print, broadcast, and online outlets of all types.
Journalism students interested in media criticism can find magazine and journal articles on this topic by using the Library databases linked below. Here are just a few of the many publications that cover this industry:
Communication Source (part of EBSCOhost)