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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

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Forest Service says media needs photography permit in wilderness areas, alarming First Amendment advocates (Oregonian)

“Under rules being finalized in November, a reporter who met a biologist, wildlife advocate or whistleblower alleging neglect in any of the nation’s 100 million acres of wilderness would first need special approval to shoot photos or videos even on an iPhone”

Bloggingheads

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

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