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AP readies for Super Tuesday

Q&A with Sr. Managing Editor Mike Silverman

This Tuesday, American voters will face an unprecedented day of primary voting. More than 20 states—and American Samoa—will hold caucuses... 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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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