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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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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