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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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

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

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