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Darts & Laurels

A Dart to the television news industry

Dart to the television news industry, for a shameful nonresponse to serious questions about their vetting of analysts hired to... More

Steady Now…

A North Carolina paper covers the Edwards allegation. Carefully.

For the Charlotte Observer, it began in October, when the National Enquirer published an article suggesting that presidential candidate—and former... More

Poll Respondents Lie

I'm a little late in seeing this, but the Wall Street Journal had a fantastic article this past weekend looking... More

The Edwards Story’s Next Step?

Over the last several weeks I’ve been making phone calls here and there, tracking the slow progress of the National... More

The Power of Narrative

Sometimes candidate bios are too good for our own good

On Wednesday, The New York Times gave us another installment in “The Long Run,” its series of biographical profiles of... More

Barack’s Beefcake

Ben Smith links this hot-'n-heavy behind the scenes report from Bild, a German tabloid, wherein writer Judith Bonesky describes the... More

“Most people” not pundits

Over at The New Republic Noam Scheiber writes this of recent Mitt Romney as veep nominee speculation: What I don't... More

Drum’s Rim Shot … It’s Good!

The Washington Monthly's Kevin Drum predicted last Friday that either the National Review or The Weekly Standard would headline their... More

Outside Agitators

An early ProPublica collaboration tests deadlines and gets results

Last Thursday, Rex Smith, executive editor of the Albany Times Union, got a phone call. On the other end was... More

Hanging by the Telephone

Der Spiegel would have been happy to put this matter to rest

Last Monday, Der Spiegel editor Mathias Müller von Blumencron joined Bernhard Zand, the magazine’s Arabic-speaking middle east correspondent, in Baghdad.... More

Explore the question: Is Iran deterable?

We may have a winner in the contest for the most distressing op-ed ever run by The New York Times.... More

Across the Pond

As a quasi-follow up to this post I made yesterday, here's an enjoyable reflection on the differences between the U.K.... More

25 or 6 to 4

The New York Times’s Jeff Zeleny makes a tiny flub in writing up Obama June fundraising numbers, writing that: ..,the... More

A Shrine to Hackery

In a New Delhi bylined piece, the Telegraph passes on the tale of an Indian temple where worshipers show their... More

Dowd’s Colorful False Impression

Today’s Maureen Dowd column tries to make the case that Obama is humorless. It’s a short step away from that... 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


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”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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