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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

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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