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January 2008

“McCain Lies His Ass Off”?

Florida, Simi Valley, and The Real World

This is the true story of four candidates picked to stay in the race and have their lives taped. Find... More

CNN’s Reagan Mystique

Last night, it was morning in America. Again.

When the Democrats debated in Philadelphia, Brian Williams and Tim Russert didn’t spend the whole night talking about Ben Franklin,... More

WSJ Launches New Environment Blog

Is this Murdoch’s influence?

The Wall Street Journal launched a new environment blog yesterday, called Environmental Capital. It stirred some immediate debate over at... More

Stretched Ethics

Incoming head of WSJ’s new luxury magazine plugged her own yoga business, quoted a partner in Times of London columns

The new chief of an upcoming Wall Street Journal magazine aimed at the superrich quoted her business partner in a... More

“Chutzpah!” “Hoopla!” “Ambush!” Victory?

Reporting the Democratic results in Florida

Tuesday afternoon we wondered—as some campaign reporters were themselves wondering—how the campaign press might cover the Democratic results in Florida.... More

Keeping Poverty on the Page

Covering an old problem in new ways

Poverty should be in reporters’ crosshairs this coming year, as it will be a central issue in the presidential campaign,... More

Ay, There’s the Snub

Clinton, Obama, and the silly story du jour

It took, this time, less than two hours for the name to fix the narrative. On Monday at 11:30 p.m.,... More

Politics as Sport

Rudy Tuesday and Super Sunday

Last night, shortly before Florida’s panhandle polls closed, Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace were bidding their farewells so Brit Hume... More

A Guide That Isn’t

Too much brevity at the Chronicle

Readers of the San Francisco Chronicle can be forgiven if they came away totally confused by the paper’s attempt on... More

“The Snub,” Circa 1980

Teddy Kennedy: Lancelot? Mordred?

The Washington Post headline read, “Barack Obama, Camelot’s New Knight/ The Shining Armor of JFK’s Legacy.” Presiding over the knighting... More

Or What?

Business reporters need to finish the thought on bailouts

The financial press’ coverage of the “bailouts” on Wall Street by foreign and other investors has left out a critical... More

Covering A Non-Victory Victory in Florida

“What will we do? We’re the media, right?”

How will reporters tonight and tomorrow cover the Democratic results in Florida, a state that will award no delegates (for... More

Clinton-ex-Camelot

Kennedy and Clinton: he’d grown accustomed to her face?

Last night was President Bush’s last-ever State of the Union speech. Today is Florida’s crucial GOP primary. So what dominated... More

Nuance And Narrative in SC

Do national media tell local voters what to think?

I wasn’t in South Carolina long before the rush of national media arrived to cover the Democratic primary last Saturday.... More

The Candidates on California’s Emissions Waiver

The SacBee gets some answers, sort of

Since the Iowa caucuses, campaign-trail discourse about climate change and energy has waned. "Media consign global warming to back burner,"... More

Handshaking, Hand-Clapping, Eye-Rolling

All you need to know about SOTU

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and John King shared this insightful exchange minutes after President Bush concluded his State of the Union... More

What Would You Do?

The journalism that tweaks reality, then reports what happens

On a Friday morning last January, a group of Washington, D.C., commuters played an unwitting role in an experiment. As... More

No, No, NOW

The women’s org lashes out at Kennedy

Earlier today, The Albany Times-Union’s State Editor, Jay Jochnowitz, posted this report on the paper’s Capitol Confidential blog: “The National... More

But For the Zapf Dingbats

Fred Thompson’s campaign might have really caught on

Talk about typecast! Turns out even Mitt Romney's logo is "inconsistent." This, according to graphic designers Sam Berlow and Cyrus... More

Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask John McCain

On the surge and beyond

The following is the fifth post in my Questions Reporters Should Ask series. My goal for the series is to... More

Debits and Credits

Gates’s banality on WSJ’s page one; FT, NYT beat WSJ to bond insurers; cliché storm drenches Wall Street to metaphorical skin, causing proverbial cold; etc.

A debit to The Wall Street Journal for its page-one press release for Bill Gates on Thursday headlined “Bill Gates... More

“Discovering” Delegates

…when they’ve always been there.

Today Adam Nagourney has a nice Times piece looking at the facts behind the week’s campaign buzzword: delegate. As it... More

Mass Media Criticism

Obama’s fans tell off CNN

One of the narratives that could have emerged from last night’s primary results in South Carolina would have been extremely... More

Waiting for Obama

If the press doesn’t witness a campaign event, did it happen?

Columbia, SC -- By the time I arrived at the late-night Obama rally yesterday at South Carolina University’s Koger Center,... More

Seeing the Light in South Carolina

In the flesh, Obama is easy…maybe too easy

I read the New York Times endorsement of Hillary Clinton late last night in my hotel room in Columbia, South... More

Desperately Seeking Soundbite

Russertism strikes again

It was supposed to be Fight Night. It was supposed to be a dukes-out, all-out, no-punches-pulled Epic Battle in which... More

Times Have Changed

Now Rudy’s happy to be insulted by his hometown paper

It was the kind of moment that could give a network executive a heart attack: Tim Russert and Brian Williams... More

News Director Quits Over Hospital Deal

WEAU-TV in Wisconsin’s arrangement called unethical

A week and a half ago, Glen Mabie resigned as news director for WEAU-TV in Eau Claire, Wisconsin after one... More

The War Card

It isn’t just Bush who looks bad

Today the Center for Public Integrity released “The War Card,” a voluminous searchable database tallying false statements from the Bush... More

Gang of Four

Everybody hates Mitt?

Add another piece to the ever-expanding “journalism loves a good fight story” file: today’s much-buzzed-about New York Times article, “Romney... More

Bismarck Tribune Walks a Tightrope

Carbon series balances concerns for climate and local economy

Global warming, as the name implies, is a whole-Earth problem. The climate does not differentiate between greenhouse gases produced in... More

Comcast CEO Is/Is Not Loved By Shareholders

You need to read three separate articles to find out

This is a tale of two CEOs. One abuses his customers, but delivers profits to shareholders. The other has angered... More

To Check The Facts, You Need The Facts

MSNBC’s fact-check segment falls short

When factchecking candidates’ claims and counter-claims, there is a fine line between mitigating and multiplying the confusion. You need to... More

Big Fish and Small Fry

In his new book, Robert McChesney overstates the threat to democracy posed by corporate media

Your average scoop-minded journalist would rather see his expenses cut by 90 percent, or face a plagiarism charge spotlighted by... More

Fred Thompson’s Tall Order

The candidate, the press, and the way we were

It started, as most relationships do, with high hopes, romantic idealization—and even willful ignorance. Admiring his machismo, his gravitas, his... More

Fight Club

The most contentious debate = the highest-rated debate. Coincidence?

So it looks like Monday night's CNN Democratic debate was the most-watched presidential primary debate in cable news history. Wow.... More

OMG, MSNBC!

Worst. Cable. Segment. Ever?

When you sit around watching cable news coverage of the presidential campaign all day long like it's your job (oh... More

The End of Clever Angles

Financial calamity sobers up an NYT columnist

David Leonhardt can't find the counterintuitive angle any more, and for that we can only be grateful. Like the rest... More

Heath Ledger and the Web

The MSM played catch-up

Radar magazine broke the news first, on its Web site, at 4:36pm: We're hearing a totally crazy rumor that Heath... More

Mitt’s Health Plan, Debunked

Why isn’t the press paying attention?

Mitt Romney’s win in a couple of primaries gives the media another chance to look seriously at his Massachusetts health... More

GEO TV Back On Air

Sort of.

McClatchy’s Tim Johnson reports from Islamabad that Musharraf has agreed to let GEO TV broadcast. GEO is one of a... More

Where’s Education? Part II

The fierce urgency of…when?

Bob Herbert has an important piece in today’s New York Times. It addresses, in as much depth as 825 words’... More

Announcing Last Night’s Rashomon Awards

Today’s Oscar announcement? It’s got nothing on the ‘Demmys’

And the winners are… Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama! The candidates swept the Distracting Sideshow category of last night’s CNN/Congressional... More

The Candidates did the Dirty Work

CNN didn’t get a chance to look bad

On January 15, the last time Clinton, Edwards, and Obama met to debate, NBC moderators Tim Russert and Brian Williams... More

Insta-Analysis Takes Another Hit

S.C. debate leaves pundits speechless…sort of

What to make of that debate last night? It seems it left a lot of political analysts confused and scrambling... More

B-I-Double-Hockey-Sticks

Is there anything he can(‘t) do?

The campaign press and punditry certainly has had a lot to say of late about Bill Clinton's role in Senator... More

Zell The Manager

This year’s management theory

The back and forth between another newly dismissed Los Angeles Times editor who refused to carry out another round of... More

The MRSA-Gay Connection

Press slaps its own wrist for mischaracterizing research

The press performed a minor mea culpa over the weekend, explaining that a new multidrug-resistant and especially virulent strain of... More

Laurel to the editorial staff of Stars and Stripes

Send tips and suggestions to dartsandlaurels@cjr.org

Laurel to the editorial staff of Stars and Stripes for uncovering a murky financial relationship between its paper and the... More

L’Affaire Scaife

Vanity Fair chimes in

Vanity Fair has managed to obtain what it describes as Richard Mellon Scaife’s first interview in eight years. Alas, the... More

Delegate This

Clinton did not win the Nevada “vote”

Ah, primary season! That magical time every four years when the press, the candidates, the donors, and the handlers scrutinize... More

The Reagan Myth, Redux

Krugman goes cherry-picking

Broken-record request of the day: Context. Please. In today’s New York Times, Paul Krugman weighs in on what he calls... More

Buzzing the Nation With Goldwater

Tales from the Yai-Bi-Kin

It was news when the McCain campaign finally had enough money to charter a plane to fly across state lines... More

A Sight for Fresh Eyes

The circus comes to The State’s state

There’s probably no one more jaded about politicians than the reporters who have to chase them around the country. They... More

Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Clinton

And not a single one about race!

The following is the fourth post in my Questions Reporters Should Ask series. My goal for the series is to... More

Hearts, Mouths, and Hardball

That mea culpa from Chris Matthews

Look who's coming to the rescue of the honor of American journalism, and womanhood. David Brock, the self-described former "conservative... More

Debits and Credits

WP’s Johnson unearths prosecutorial log-rolling; WSJ leaves something out; CNBC’s rotten Apple ‘scoop’

A credit to Carrie Johnson and The Washington Post for their page-one story on Tuesday showing how federal prosecutors are... More

Health Care: Passing Along the Confusion

The Times unclarifies

It was one of those stories—“Heath Care is a Big Concern for Nevada”—that made clear that Nevada voters care about... More

No Need to Apologize, AP

A reporter gets loud, and we like it

It’s a little disconcerting when the AP reports, in its third-person voice and dispassionate tone, about itself. You can’t help... More

Moving the boundaries

A Pennsylvania paper dares to cover single payer

A tip of the hat to the Sunday News, a division of Lancaster Newspapers Inc., which gave a wider view... More

A High-Tech Rumor Mill

FT pushes thinly sourced Blu-ray scoop too far while Variety and others hold their fire

Sony has been trying to convince consumers for three years that its Blu-ray technology is the high-definition successor to the... More

More Candidate Bloomberg

NPR weighs in with absurd bingo report

How much larger and fruit-flavored can the Bloomberg for President bubble get? Evidence this morning came in the form of... More

Recommended Reading

Two articles answer questions about the rise of Huckabee and Obama

One central narrative in the presidential campaign thus far, on both the Republican and Democratic sides, has been the success... More

Journalism 2.0 on Science 2.0

How the Web is shaping next-generation reporting

Web 2.0 - the "second generation" Internet of user-oriented social networks, wikis, blogs, and information-tagging devices - has spawned at... More

Blogonomics

Bloggers of the world, unite!

As a journalist and especially as a blogger, I sure picked a hell of a time to move to Los... More

There’s No “I” in Debate Moderator

Someone tell Tim Russert

Not thirty minutes into last night's Democratic debate, a heckler was heard interrupting the show from somewhere out in the... More

The Sky is Falling!

Tell me something I don’t know

You've got to pity the reporter writing the morning paper's straight news account of an event that happened the night... More

Can’t Get Any Worse?

Newspaper companies’ wildly inflated balance sheets

Newspapers are quick to tell us bad news about the war, the economy, and the local politician. Newspaper companies aren’t... More

‘Surrogate’ Labor

Does the term-of-the-moment need its own stand-in?

I hadn’t heard the word “surrogate,” out of the context of motherhood, for quite some time. Until this past week,... More

Dennis the Menace?

The Vegas debate, missing in…Vegas

It was a triumph of the First Amendment. Or of Corporate Media. Or, perhaps, of both. Regardless, yesterday’s pre-debate legal-battle-in-a-bottle... More

Press Plays Vegas, Again

Clichés Away!

The Democratic candidates are back in Nevada and "The Best Political Team on Television" is back to its abuse of... More

Lessons From Concessions Past

Spinning second (or third or last) place

The most honest political concession speech of the last quarter century was made in a rented motel ballroom in Columbus,... More

The Bloomer Mill

How a handful of Manhattanites kept Mayor Mike’s “candidacy” alive

While most of the country is focused on Obama and Clinton, McCain and Romney, and big issues of race and... More

Tale of a Winning Bet Against Predators

WSJ scores with great subprime story

The Audit congratulates The Wall Street Journal for a riveting read this morning on the big winner in the subprime... More

Playing Telephone with MLK

How the press fanned the Dems’ “racial tension”

Psst, did you hear?...Hillary Clinton is questioning Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy...Pass it on… Psst…the Clinton camp is saying the... More

Supply and Demand

Journalism must invest in educated consumers

The news in recent years about civic education and engagement in American society has been dismal, and particularly so when... More

Pushing for a Science Debate

Journalists join effort to convince the candidates

The day after the New Hampshire primary, the CEO of Clean Air-Cool Planet, an environmental group, contributed an op-ed to... More

CJR Launches The Observatory

A new department to critique the coverage of science and the environment

Columbia Journalism Review is proud to announce the launch of The Observatory, a full-time department dedicated to critiquing the press... More

Revisiting the New Hampshire Polls

Trade group readies a panel

The American Association for Public Opinion Research, a trade association of pollsters, announced today that it will convene an ad-hoc... More

Debits and Credits

A.P. abandons commonsense; Morgenson does it again; Forbes forgets something; Up in smoke?

A debit to the Associated Press for not getting the joke Wednesday on a nonsensical Katrina-lawsuit number. Its straight-faced story... More

Health Care: Who Will Be at the Table?

Following the (insurance company) money

Barack Obama has made a big deal about who will be at his table when the time comes to craft... More

The Candidates’ own Health Care

Rovner asks a good question, gets few answers

This morning Julie Rovner, NPR’s ace healthcare reporter (read her November/December Q&A with CJR), turned in an excellent listener-inspired piece... More

Dowd in Derry

Or Maybe Not

Props to Greg Sargent of Talking Points Memo for digging this up: Maureen Dowd’s New Hampshire morning-after column was probably... More

Rolling Craps in New Hampshire

The storied prediction markets fared little better than the polls

Journalists, politicians and statisticians continue to scramble to figure out why, exactly, the polls predicting an easy victory for Barack... More

Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Mitt Romney

From welfare moms to “doubling Guantánamo”

This is the third in my Questions Reporters Should Ask series, which I kicked off three weeks ago with eight... More

Men in the Diner

Manchester’s media darlings, after the storm

MANCHESTER, NH - A few miles north of downtown Manchester, in a quaint neighborhood of narrow, wooden houses and compact,... More

Journalism Makes Them Uncomfortable

A mutant strain of journalism criticism

TheDeal.com the other day wanted to know who leaked the story about Jimmy Cayne being pushed from his job as... More

Blogging From Air Force One

Anyone hear about the White House’s blog?

It seems that no one has really noticed, but president Bush's entourage is blogging--after a fashion--it's trip to Israel and... More

Secrets of the City

What The Wire reveals about urban journalism

Baltimore via Wide Angle High up on a pole, under a police decal spelling out CITIWATCH and a flashing... More

On Radio Row

A peek inside the Talk Radio factory

MANCHESTER, NH - On the second floor of Manchester’s Radisson Hotel, a gaggle of gawkers clogged the blocked-off entrance to... More

The Anti-Chris Matthews Vote

And how it sparked some media soul-searching (though not from Matthews)

As my colleague Gal Beckerman observed earlier today, with last night's New Hampshire victory, Hillary beat the press. Meanwhile, the... More

The Polls: What the #$!% Happened?

ABC’s pollster surveys the wreckage

Polls taken after the Iowa caucus and before the New Hampshire primary consistently showed Barack Obama beating Hillary Clinton—by as... More

Business Writing for Everyone

LAT provides needed context for the non-specialist; others don’t

Business stories can be hard to tell. The larger arc of a business story—say, a company’s rise or fall—is often... More

“Pundits, Savants and Gurus,” Oh My!

The slow dissolution of conventional wisdom at CNN

Two minutes before the polls closed in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, CNN's Jeff Toobin said to Anderson Cooper, "I'm... More

The Tears and the Clowns

File under “cynics”

Such is the hatred in some quarters for Bill and Hillary Clinton that certain pundits are ready to wholeheartedly believe--or... More

We Expected More Elephants

NYT delivers

And today's Elephant in the Room award goes to The New York Times' Patrick Healy and Michael Cooper for the... More

Clinton Ran Against The Press—And Won

Public believed her, not her coverage

After last night’s win, it seems clear that Bill was right. The possible future first laddie has been railing against... More

All’s Quiet on the Obama Front

Behind the scenes at last night’s Obama rally in Nashua

NASHUA, NH - Last night, before Barack Obama made his concession-speech-that-wasn’t, before pundits talked about History Being Made (by Obama),... More

Hillary Clinton is not the underdog…

A clarification of terms.

WaPo, Newsweek’s Stumper blog, Politico, and several others use headlines today rechristening former favorite Hillary Clinton as the new “underdog”... More

Job Well Done

WSJ shines light on Wall Street ‘hairball’

Even the most diligent readers of the business press can be forgiven for not understanding what a collateralized debt obligation... More

Misty II

Cable considers Clinton

You may have missed Hillary Clinton's flash of emotion yesterday, so brief was it. But you certainly can't miss the... More

Play Misty for Me

The media on The Moment

MANCHESTER, NH - In less than twenty-four hours, it got so much attention that it ceased to need an explanation.... More

Russert Becomes Invisible to Himself

The elephant is still in the room

Since when does Tim Russert (or anyone like him) decline an opportunity to talk about himself? It happened this morning... More

Romney Points his Finger

And there’s a story or two behind that

Mitt Romney makes no secret of his belief that his father in heaven is looking down at the presidential race.... More

Bill Clinton: Media Critic

Is Hillary getting a “raw deal?”

Let there be no illusions. Bill Clinton is not exactly the most objective arbiter of how fair the media has... More

Transcript: “The Language of Strangers”

A town comes together to discuss the role of a community newspaper

Author’s note: The tape recording of the newspaper meeting began shortly after the meeting started so, regrettably, this document does... More

The Language of Strangers

How a hotshot editor with big ideas failed to comprehend the soul of community journalism

Not long ago, a large sign appeared in a pasture by a road not far from where I’m writing this.... More

The Edwards Slog

Little sleep, little news

Somewhere in New Hampshire, a couple dozen or so journalists are suffering the consequences of another all-nighter on the John... More

The Energy Issue

Not that one, the other one

SALEM, NH - Ask someone to describe What It’s Like on the campaign trail, and there’s one word you’re pretty... More

Weighing the Environmental Vote

From Iowa to New Hampshire, more enthusiasm than action

On New Year's Eve, three days before the Iowa caucuses began, The Des Moines Register published a campaign story under... More

The Magical New York Times

Reads the mind of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's eyes welled up at a campaign stop in New Hampshire today, and you can bet that her brief... More

Radio Waves

Voting = luvin’ in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, NH - Driving around New Hampshire from event to event, three things keep my mind occupied: 1) the scenery--gorgeous,... More

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Gibson

A classy move at Saturday’s Manchester debate

Saturday night's GOP/Democratic debate featured an unusual moment: ABC's Charlie Gibson, its moderator, took advantage of the debate's back-to-back, Republicans-then-Democrats... More

Debits and Credits

Business Week slips on Perle; Eisinger’s interesting warning; WSJ arrives late to an accident, etc.

A debit to Business Week and its business-celebrity interviewer Maria Bartiromo, for looking the other way in an interview with... More

Back on the Hustings

Back to disenchantment with the political press corps

Every four years, a new crop of political reporters arrives on the scene to fan out among the people of... More

Audit Arbiter : Coming Soon

Audit Arbiter will be launching in the Winter of 2009. Arbiter is CJR's Ombudsman for the business press: if you... More

The Other Winner in Iowa

How The Des Moines Register Got it (Mostly) Right

Late on New Year's Eve, The Des Moines Register made a special effort to get copies of its January 1... More

Checkbook Journalism Revisited

Sometimes we owe our sources everything

In November 1970, Esquire published one of the most memorable covers in its history. Illustrating “The Confessions of Lt. Calley,”... More

The Glamorous Life on the Campaign Trail

Or is it? The scene in an unwired basement at the last Romney rally

Des Moines-This morning, the Principal Financial Group's downtown Des Moines office tower hosted Mitt Romney's final major campaign event. Romney... More

New York Times Nails Nevada

Local press has homer blindness on land-use story

Sometimes parachuting in on a story can give readers a better perspective than they get from those already on the... More

Outtakes From Election Day

Two pieces that manage not to war game the fight in Iowa

On this, the holiest day of the year for political junkies, certain stories are bound to fall through the cracks.... More

Enough Wrong To Go Around

Washington Times joins the ‘liberal media’ in getting Iraq wrong

For once, it seems, it isn't the so-called liberal media getting things wrong when it comes to reporting on the... More

Science And Religion

Journal’s survey delivers best reporting yet on presidential hopefuls and a host of scientific issues

As Iowans prepare to go caucusing, the journal Science offers a ten-page special report* on four Democrats and five Republicans'... More

The Redemption of Chris Rose

Like his city and his newspaper, a survivor

On a breezy Sunday morning in October 2006, residents of New Orleans—displaced, exhausted, wondering if they would live to see... More

John’s Joke

Needling the press, for points

Burlington, Iowa-- About 150 people packed John Edwards's low-ceilinged strip mall campaign office here. The candidate stood on top of... More

Edwards: Gives Coffee, Takes Questions

Succumbs to pressure for “presser”

Fairfield, IA--After a stop at the Second Street Café, John Edwards boarded the press bus with four coffees in a... More

Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Obama

The war and more

The following is the second post in my Questions Reporters Should Ask series, which I kicked off three weeks ago... More

Medicare Mystery

Why the conspiracy of silence?

Of the millions of words written and spoken about U.S. health care, only a tiny percentage have been about Medicare.... More

Unsupported and Untrue

WSJ lacks evidence to support a sweeping, front-page claim against mortgage borrowers

The lead story in a recent Wall Street Journal says that borrower fraud "goes a long way toward explaining why... More

Reporters Are Sick of Iowa

Passive aggressive reporting from the Hawkeye state

Via Matt Yglesias comes this link to a Mickey Kaus post that seems to be pretty much on the money.... More

Iowa and the Search for Power

On the Edwards bus, laptops are low

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- In a fit of closing activity, John Edwards is on a statewide thirty-six-hour bus tour. And what... More

Iowa: Land of the Midnight Fun

New Year’s Eve with the Press Corps

DES MOINES, Iowa -- It was just after 8 o’clock, and Carrie Giddins, the Iowa Democratic Party’s spokeswoman, was sitting... More

Says Who?

“According to” is a basic, uncomplicated phrase of attribution. But mischievous spirits hover.

Immediately to the immediate point: "According to" is a basic, uncomplicated phrase of attribution. As the revered Professor John B.... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

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