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Best of 2008: Clint Hendler

Hendler picks his top stories from 2008

1) The Edwards Slog Long, long ago, when John Edwards was just another Democratic candidate with an even shot to... More

Minnesota Nice—streaming (and tweeting) live!

Today The Uptake, a Minnesota based cit-jo initiative, is offering a multimedia powerhouse live from the state canvassing board meeting.... More

A Reporter at Sea

There are times when being a foreign correspondent is anything but the childhood dream that lured many a dime store... More

A Worthwhile Canadian Article

Americans could be forgiven for being a little preoccupied. After all, in the last several weeks, we've had a presidential... More

An outfit for radio

On Tuesday morning, Chicago's reporters had no idea what sort of day they'd be facing. Not surprisingly, some were caught... More

On the List

Liz's list of Time's lists sent me down a rabbit hole of empty, soulless, clicks. Of course that's the point--each... More

Some Questions for Tribune (and Sam Zell)

CJR’s roadmap to the Blagojevich complaint

On Monday, Tribune Company, the jobs-shedding media conglomerate, filed for bankruptcy, casting a heavy cloud over its future. But then... More

What didn’t we know, and when did we know it?

Wow. See if you can make it more than halfway through this excellent piece from the New York Observer's John... More

Election Tigers

Per Liz's earlier post, here's an entirely different way in which to see CNN's hologram "in context." In reality, it's... More

Only Yesterday

If your post-election life has a campaign shaped hole, there are at least two retrospectives that could plug the gap.... More

Ninety Minutes of What?

Last night’s calling kabuki

In 2000 and 2004, through flukish intersections of electoral demographics and the electoral college, the fate of the presidency rested,... More

Lipstick on a Pig

Marc Ambinder offered this "thought" at around 8:30 this morning: In order of likelihood: 1. Obama wins the popular vote... More

Does Calling Count?

As poll close draws near, and Obama seems positioned to win in enough early-closing states to block McCain's path to... More

“Thanks, but no thanks”

From CNN's report on Palin's time in Wasilla this morning. Asked if she had any regrets about the campaign, Palin... More

Last Dance

McCain's closing campaign song seems to be "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake, the 80's power-balladeers. I can't embed the... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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