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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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

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