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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

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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