How the world sees the U.S. government shutdown

The media in the United States has discussed the government shutdown by analyzing the impasse, calculating domestic losses and bolstering the blame game between party leaders. Foreign media, however, has...

The government shutdown explained

A confrontation over budget led to a partial shutdown of the U.S. government from Oct. 1 to 16, exposing significant political divisions. Ten days after the Congress decided to end the shutdown, public opinion...

Press freedoms under Obama

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) just issued its first ever report on the relationship between the Obama administration and the press. Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington...

Bloomberg by Bloomberg

In just over 20 years, Bloomberg L.P. has rapidly grown into one of the largest media conglomerates in the world. At the helm of its success is Michael Bloomberg, the founder and current mayor of New York...

Bloomberg: facts and history

Bloomberg is a global financial and business news leader with more than 15,000 employees worldwide. The Bloomberg Professional Network began in 1982 on a mission to provide data, analytics, and other...

Costa Rican ‘pura vida’ attracts drug traffickers

Costa Rica was one of the last stops on our road trip through Mexico and Central America. After all of the warnings and horrifying stories about violence in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, Costa...

The disappeared of Mexico’s drug war

On a quiet Sunday morning in May, in upscale nightclub district in Mexico City, 12 people were kidnapped in broad daylight from an after party at a location called Bar Heaven. Between 10 a.m. and noon, 17...

Mexico’s drug war, out of control?

A few days after his election in December 2006, Mexican President Felipe Calderón started the deployment of armed and police troops to curtail the organized crime and dismantle drug cartels. The following...

Drone warfare, part 2

Use of drones missiles is a controversial issue on Capitol Hill this week. On Feb. 4, NBC News published the White Paper, 16-page document released by the Obama administration describing the government’s...

A question of faith

Recent international stories have reignited the discussion about how journalists can better report on global religions. When he graduated in 1986 with a bachelor’s in journalism and spanish, Patrick...