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Best of 2008: Clint Hendler

Hendler picks his top stories from 2008

1) The Edwards Slog Long, long ago, when John Edwards was just another Democratic candidate with an even shot to... More

Minnesota Nice—streaming (and tweeting) live!

Today The Uptake, a Minnesota based cit-jo initiative, is offering a multimedia powerhouse live from the state canvassing board meeting.... More

A Reporter at Sea

There are times when being a foreign correspondent is anything but the childhood dream that lured many a dime store... More

A Worthwhile Canadian Article

Americans could be forgiven for being a little preoccupied. After all, in the last several weeks, we've had a presidential... More

An outfit for radio

On Tuesday morning, Chicago's reporters had no idea what sort of day they'd be facing. Not surprisingly, some were caught... More

On the List

Liz's list of Time's lists sent me down a rabbit hole of empty, soulless, clicks. Of course that's the point--each... More

Some Questions for Tribune (and Sam Zell)

CJR’s roadmap to the Blagojevich complaint

On Monday, Tribune Company, the jobs-shedding media conglomerate, filed for bankruptcy, casting a heavy cloud over its future. But then... More

What didn’t we know, and when did we know it?

Wow. See if you can make it more than halfway through this excellent piece from the New York Observer's John... More

Election Tigers

Per Liz's earlier post, here's an entirely different way in which to see CNN's hologram "in context." In reality, it's... More

Only Yesterday

If your post-election life has a campaign shaped hole, there are at least two retrospectives that could plug the gap.... More

Ninety Minutes of What?

Last night’s calling kabuki

In 2000 and 2004, through flukish intersections of electoral demographics and the electoral college, the fate of the presidency rested,... More

Lipstick on a Pig

Marc Ambinder offered this "thought" at around 8:30 this morning: In order of likelihood: 1. Obama wins the popular vote... More

Does Calling Count?

As poll close draws near, and Obama seems positioned to win in enough early-closing states to block McCain's path to... More

“Thanks, but no thanks”

From CNN's report on Palin's time in Wasilla this morning. Asked if she had any regrets about the campaign, Palin... More

Last Dance

McCain's closing campaign song seems to be "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake, the 80's power-balladeers. I can't embed the... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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