We Gotta Try Harder

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Journalists and a crowd wait for the departure of US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 18, 2012

This week President Obama criticized journalistic irresponsibility in a speech, but critics note that he has consistently worked to block press access. We take a look at the plight of public information under an opaque administration. Plus, the ethics of reading the news; dissecting the notion of "momentum" in election seasons; seeking posthumous fame for a cult filmmaker; and a Ghanaian undercover journalist fights for justice using every tool, and disguise, at his disposal.