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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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

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