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Press Declares Victory, Even If Obama Won’t

What, exactly, happened in Iowa last night?

On Sunday, The New York Times, published a piece entitled “Obama to Return to Iowa, Possibly to Declare Victory.” It... More

McCain Promises Weekly Presidential Press Conferences

Interesting and laudable. From McCain'sprepared remarks for today’s big vision speech: My administration will set a new standard for transparency... More

Stars and Stripes forever

In January, I wrote about the complicated contracting relationship between Stars and Stripes, the military-backed paper that insists on its... More

Those Obama “Concerns”

What’s talked about when we don’t talk about race

Yesterday’s Washington Post featured a story on race and the Obama campaign, one that went beyond the tea leaves of... More

Campbell Robertson, Sometimes Cartoonist

The New York Times does non-fiction, political, comics

Usually, Campbell Robertson, as a thirty-one-year-old theater reporter for The New York Times, writes articles on Broadway and the actors... More

Rejecting Post-Rationality

The press finds the faith to find the math

This morning, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough—and much of the press—seemed to be of two minds about what last night’s results would... More

The Late Great States

Demographics should temper claims of closing “momentum”

Remember Pennsylvania? It was to be the last mega-state, the primary of primaries that would cap off almost four months... More

Gassed Up

Campaign coverage calls out a dumb idea. Eventually.

One thing that struck me about last week’s coverage of Hillary Clinton and John McCain’s proposal to declare a gas... More

The Inestimable Popular Vote Estimates

How to account for different counts

On April 23, Hillary Clinton, with a net gain of 214,000 Pennsylvania votes in her back pocket, set off an... More

Dart to the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Triblocal.com

Send tips and suggestions to dartsandlaurels@cjr.org

Dart to the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Triblocal.com for shoveling dodgy online content into print. In April 2007, the Tribune... More

NYTimes schools Post, Sun on Arabic School

The New York Times’s Andrea Elliot, who won a Pulitzer last year for a series profiling a Brooklyn mosque, turned... More

There’s Always Hope In Hillaryland

Just ignore the pundits and ignore the math

It’s hard to look at Clinton’s ten-point victory in Pennsylvania and not see something. But at the same time, as... More

Pennsylvania Vox Pop

For voters, local sources reign

To get a sense of how Pennsylvania voters got their news and information about the state’s primary, I did spot... More

Pennsylvania’s Great Expectations Game

When a win is a win isn’t a win

Whether it’s a race for governor, senator, mayor, or city council, in the U.S. it’s usually pretty easy to determine... More

The Keystone State?

In Pennsylvania, the press sees a race. Sort of.

One thing’s for sure: the Pennsylvania Democratic primary matters to Pennsylvanians. Since the last election, over 160,000 people have registered... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

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.”

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

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