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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

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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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