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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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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