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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

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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

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!

Bloggingheads

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

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