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Work first. Juice boxes later.

Kid reporter Damon Weaver (taking a break from his day job as a student at Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary... More

Behind the Money

Politico's Mike Allen writes up an email from the Obama campaign, cataloging a raft of October fundraisers that trade access... More

All by himself…

McCain's planning a rather unorthodox election night tableau. From the AP: Instead of appearing before a throng of supporters at... More

Better late than never

A quote from Seymour Hersh, portending interesting stories on the Bush administration, even after inauguration day: "You cannot believe how... More

We’re All Just A Little Bit Socialist

And the press could point out that it’s no big deal

Forgive the foray into middle school essay writing, but here goes: The Oxford English Dictionary defines socialism as: A theory... More

“That’s Not Right.”

What to do when confronted with the “Obama is a Muslim” rumor?

It was a cold night in early January when Dana Goldstein, a writer for The American Prospect, was interviewing caucus... More

Trib goes for Obama

In a not entirely unexpected move (Chicago Reader media critic Mike Miner suggested the possibility last month) the Chicago Tribune... More

Kicked Around

At a rally in North Carolina yesterday, Joe Killian, a reporter for the Greensboro News & Record, got kicked to... More

Iceland: “Back to Fish”

There's been a decent amount of coverage of tiny Iceland over the last couple of weeks, as the country's banking... More

Plumbing out the Context

As Joe The Plumber enjoys his 15 minutes, would it be too much to ask that some of that time... More

IM’ing past each other

Today New York magazine moderated--egged on?--an instant messaging bout between Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and The National Review's Byron York.... More

Live, From A Blog, It’s Debate Night!

Live bloggers dish on the process

Most political bloggers would say that their craft requires a careful, often uneasy balance between taking the time to develop... More

ADN editorial page is clear on Palin

On Friday, an Alaska investigative committee released a report into Palin's attempts to remove her ex-brother in law from the... More

Cleverer smears, please

An otherwise charming Pat Healy piece on Palin's rhetorical style and campaign gets a little detail wrong: “Man, I love... More

Irony, meet Objectivity

The constraints that come along with writing for an excellent newspaper, like The New York Times, often cut down on... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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

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