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Doing the Digging

I just put up a piece that criticizes Howard Kurtz (and others) for not giving the straight dope on the... More

Palin Broke the Law, Says Investigation

But on Sunday, and since, journalists let her off the hook

Ask any public relations hack, and they’ll tell you that Friday night—especially if it comes before a long weekend—is a... More

How Not to Start an Interview

Palin isn't the only politician from the north side of the the 49th parallel having trouble in TV interviews. Here's... More

Palin and her Press

Hard questions, second guesses, and conflict up North

Over the last weeks, Sarah Palin’s brief public career—especially her time as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska—has been thoroughly examined by... More

About that Ayers NYTimes quote…

I had it in mind to write something about this McCain quote from today: "Look, we don't care about an... More

E-gads! A blog!?!

Norm Coleman is not platform agnostic

Blog. Say out it loud. Blog! If you say it right, it almost sounds like a nasty word. (It’s got... More

Kristol: Wrong on Wright. Twice.

New York Times columnist Bill Kristol gets a Palin interview before any of his colleagues on the, you know, news... More

That Pesky Filter

Palin really appreciates having the ability to speak with people "without the filter of the mainstream media telling viewers what... More

Oh, that Court!

Is Biden's Supreme Court answer meant to bring something else up in voters' minds? More

Branches!

Gwen picks up where The Hill left off, and asks if the VP's office is in the Executive branch or... More

Win a War

Can we ask why, exactly, McCain knows how to win a war? And what wars he's won in the past?... More

WWVD?

Who doesn't love a Voltaire quote? Here's one of my favorites: ...the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman,... More

McCain at the Register

Give John McCain credit for taking the time to meet with The Des Moines Register's editorial board. It may not... More

Frontpage Signals

When is the last time that you can remember that the entire front page of The New York Times was... More

A bookish mea culpa

Timesologist Gabriel Sherman has a good catch from over the weekend. In a Times book review of Bob Woodward's The... 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”

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