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The Rhetorical Primary

It’s time to ask Clinton how, exactly, she plans to win.

Before last night’s voting, Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter unveiled the mathematical goods—there is simply no way, short of a miracle, that... More

Natural Born Campaign-Killer?

Canal-birthed McCain, meet China-calved Luce

Yesterday’s New York Times’ had a story spotlighting the semi-serious debate over whether or not John McCain, having been born... More

Off The Map

Foreign affairs were missing, and missed, in debate season

Late in last night’s debate, after a brief discussion of Russia’s upcoming “election” and extended, familiar, plowings of the few... More

The Last Night

Final Fights and Russertism

The press consensus seems to be that last night’s MSNBC debate was the sharpest of the season, but that it... More

Avoiding Assassination

Why we’d rather not talk about it

I always start from a presumption that journalists should probe tough topics. But still, there’s something unseemly and vaguely creepy... More

The Debate Shuffle

Pick a storyline, any storyline

Since April 2007, by my count, the Democrats have met to debate 18 times. As someone who has watched nearly... More

McCausation

How 1 + 1 ads up to $—or XXX

One of the chief complaints about The New York Times’ story on the relationship between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman... More

Don’t Worry, WikiLeaks

The Times has got your back

Yesterday a federal judge ordered WikiLeaks off the internet. Nice try. You see, on Friday the secrecy-shrouded leaked-document Web site... More

Whoops

Where CJR’s “Rest in Piece” went wrong

Early this afternoon, I posted a short piece suggesting The Des Moines Register had papered-over an uncomfortable fact. Ralph Gross... More

Obama’s Old Boss

An FCC blast from the past

I was catching up with The New York Times last night, when late in a profile of Michelle Obama I... More

Watching The Washington Post

On primary night, a glimpse of the print-digital future

On Tuesday, I didn’t watch the Virginia returns on cable or broadcast. I watched The Washington Post on my computer.... More

Heisenberg’s Calling Principle

MSNBC and Reuters jump the gun in DC

After the clock struck eight, MSNBC pounced to make the call: Obama carries Washington, DC. Reuters followed not long after.... More

Five Years Ago

Powell spoke, and the press missed an opportunity

Amidst Super Tuesday hoopla, it's worth remembering that today is the five year anniversary of then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s... More

As goes American Samoa…

Voting early, the island enhances its play on Super Tuesday

By most measures, American Samoa is a small place. It has a population of 57,000, sharing about seventy-one square miles... More

Wikileaked onto A-10

The New York Times follows up

WikiLeaks.org, a user-editable Web site that anonymously publishes sensitive documents, has obtained what seems to be the United States’ Iraq... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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