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Palin Passes on PBS

The PBS camera crew getting footage on the floor as McCain and Palin worked the crowd following McCain's nomination speech... More

Steady goes the NewsHour

I’m watching the convention coverage as served up by my old colleagues at the NewsHour on PBS, and I swear... More

Rrr-oww!

Wow. Ben Smith was right to flag this clip. Do yourself a favor and watch Chris Matthews and Pat Buchanan... More

The View From Abroad

Foreign journalists cover the conventions

In 2004, when the Republicans and Democrats held their conventions in New York and Boston, the events were an easy... More

Only at a convention

Here was the partial make-up of a happy post-convention table last night at the St. Paul Grill, just a block... More

Off Message

Earlier tonight, things finally got underway at the post-Gustav RNC. As the honor guard made its way to the stage,... More

Top reads from the USC/Politico panel

And nary a CJR to be found

Today at a USC/Politico panel, the luminaries were asked by Paul Sherman of Potomac Tech Wire what their first three... More

A Change Election

Yes, you’ve heard it before, but new media *has* transformed politics

It’s so obvious to point out that so-called new media has made this an unprecedented election that it’s actually possible... More

Rachel Joins “The Boys Upstairs”

MSNBC’s, elaborate, adored Denver set

Forget Barack Obama’s mock Greek temple at Invesco Field. Last week in Denver, a little over a mile away, MSNBC... More

On the Frontline with True Blue Minnesota

About a year ago, after locals heard that St. Paul would be the site of the Republican National Convention, a... More

Oh where, where, will the buck stop?

Newsweek had a very special lunch today with former presidential candidate, senator, and Law and Order actor Fred Thompson. The... More

Fox’s Griff Jenkins at Work

Gustav isn’t the only thing causing disruptions in St. Paul. As you’ve no doubt heard, protesters are out in far... More

David Carr comes home, eats food on stick

Well, considering the knots that Gustav has tied the Republican convention into, what is the St. Paul bound journalist to... More

Palin!? Thanks for that!

GOP Veepstakes-press lays an egg

As anyone who has slavishly been following the Republican running-mate roil for the last month knew, McCain was destined to... More

The Most Depressing Newsroom Ever

No daylight. Not enough chairs. Not enough tables. No wireless. The only televisions to watch the on field action are... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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