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The New Republic has compiled short videos highlighting some Obama and McCain career debate moments. Take a look if you... More

McCain’s In

But if he wasn’t, the show would have gone on.

McCain has just announced that he will be attending tonight's presidential debate in Oxford, Mississippi hosted by Jim Lehrer. Seconds... More

Couric and Palin, Round Two

Last night CBS showed Katie Couric asking the spectacularly unbriefed Sarah Palin about her Charlie Gibson-era claim that being able... More

Newsweek on The National Enquirer

Newsweek has a pretty interesting (although slightly peg-less, given its bare mention of the unmentionable Palin coverage) article on the... More

Context Isn’t Coastal

Local papers must balance econ rhetoric with record

’Tis a season of change. Summer shifted into fall. Lehman Brothers shifted from in business to not. And John McCain... More

Eyes on Chicago

Michael Miner, the Chicago Reader's longtime media critic has a thoughtful piece today on the dilemma that The Chicago Tribune--under... More

McGambit

Debate play deserves horserace coverage

Just minutes ago, John McCain issued one of his campaign’s classic media-cycle-grabbing gambits. He’s announced that, as of tomorrow morning... More

Podcasting through the Crisis

CJR has praised it before, but the best explainer I’ve seen—scratch that—the best explainer I’ve heard on the how the... More

Shades of Lipstick

Vintage Palin press umbrage from the last frontier

On October 16, 2006, despite expectations that she’d be absent, Sarah Palin showed up. The occasion was a candidate’s forum... More

Changes at The Politico

Today The Politico issued a press release announcing its post election plans. Bottom line? They plan to grow, not shrink,... More

York on Kindergarten Sex Ed

A fact check gone wrong

This week, National Review published an article by Byron York with the simple headline “On Sex-Ed Ad, McCain Is Right.”... More

Dude!

I missed the Todd Palin broadcast debut, but as Megan and Liz have pointed out, that's no great loss. For... More

In the Pool with Biden

Ben Smith has posted the full pool report from Joe Biden's visit yesterday to the Football Hall of Fame, written... More

Squawked Out

In a year of viral video, here's a new one where independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader bemoans the lack of... More

Lockdown

Politico's Jonathan Martin describes the trials of the Palin press: Since being selected a John McCain's running mate on Aug.... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


The truth about Google X

A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors

How to shop online

Sister-websites Wirecutter and Sweethome will give you just one recommendation per product, for everything from WiFi routers to nail clippers

The future of Facebook may not say ‘Facebook’

The future of the social network is apps—lots and lots of apps

Bitcoin creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ unmasked-again?

A linguistics analysis suggests that Nick Szabo, a well known name in cryptography circles, is the mysterious father of the digital currency

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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