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The Rhetorical Primary

It’s time to ask Clinton how, exactly, she plans to win.

Before last night’s voting, Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter unveiled the mathematical goods—there is simply no way, short of a miracle, that... More

Natural Born Campaign-Killer?

Canal-birthed McCain, meet China-calved Luce

Yesterday’s New York Times’ had a story spotlighting the semi-serious debate over whether or not John McCain, having been born... More

Off The Map

Foreign affairs were missing, and missed, in debate season

Late in last night’s debate, after a brief discussion of Russia’s upcoming “election” and extended, familiar, plowings of the few... More

The Last Night

Final Fights and Russertism

The press consensus seems to be that last night’s MSNBC debate was the sharpest of the season, but that it... More

Avoiding Assassination

Why we’d rather not talk about it

I always start from a presumption that journalists should probe tough topics. But still, there’s something unseemly and vaguely creepy... More

The Debate Shuffle

Pick a storyline, any storyline

Since April 2007, by my count, the Democrats have met to debate 18 times. As someone who has watched nearly... More

McCausation

How 1 + 1 ads up to $—or XXX

One of the chief complaints about The New York Times’ story on the relationship between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman... More

Don’t Worry, WikiLeaks

The Times has got your back

Yesterday a federal judge ordered WikiLeaks off the internet. Nice try. You see, on Friday the secrecy-shrouded leaked-document Web site... More

Whoops

Where CJR’s “Rest in Piece” went wrong

Early this afternoon, I posted a short piece suggesting The Des Moines Register had papered-over an uncomfortable fact. Ralph Gross... More

Obama’s Old Boss

An FCC blast from the past

I was catching up with The New York Times last night, when late in a profile of Michelle Obama I... More

Watching The Washington Post

On primary night, a glimpse of the print-digital future

On Tuesday, I didn’t watch the Virginia returns on cable or broadcast. I watched The Washington Post on my computer.... More

Heisenberg’s Calling Principle

MSNBC and Reuters jump the gun in DC

After the clock struck eight, MSNBC pounced to make the call: Obama carries Washington, DC. Reuters followed not long after.... More

Five Years Ago

Powell spoke, and the press missed an opportunity

Amidst Super Tuesday hoopla, it's worth remembering that today is the five year anniversary of then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s... More

As goes American Samoa…

Voting early, the island enhances its play on Super Tuesday

By most measures, American Samoa is a small place. It has a population of 57,000, sharing about seventy-one square miles... More

Wikileaked onto A-10

The New York Times follows up

WikiLeaks.org, a user-editable Web site that anonymously publishes sensitive documents, has obtained what seems to be the United States’ Iraq... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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