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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

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


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”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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