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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 using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

Bloggingheads

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

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