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Ending “Lame” Data

Aneesh Chopra gives an update on the Open Government Directive

This morning, Aneesh Chopra, who as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer was charged with the development of the Obama... More

Ellsberg and Assange

America’s most famous leaker meets a WikiLeaks founder

It was a meeting across generations and technology. Daniel Ellsberg, who made his name nearly forty years ago by providing... More

Taking out the Sestak Trash

With Obama’s promise at yesterday’s press conference that the White House would imminently (“When I say ‘shortly,’ I mean shortly.... More

Massa in the movies?

Just when you thought the only thing left to come of the Congressman Massa resignation (the one that brought us... More

Secretary of Best Guesses

Timeline sinks longstanding Sestak Navy rumor

Last Wednesday, after Pennsylvania Democrats picked Representative Joe Sestak over long serving (and recently Republican) incumbent Arlen Specter as their... More

The Novak Files

Yesterday, The Washington Post ran an article on the late Robert Novak's FBI files. It turns out that in the... More

Blumenthal Blunders

NPR shines where the Times didn’t

Despite a congressional sex scandal and three closely watched Senate primaries, yesterday’s news was dominated by The New York Times’s... More

Opening the Presidential Records Act

We’ve just published a piece discussing how the Presidential Records Act contours access to documents that Supreme Court Elena Kagan... More

Following Kagan’s Paper Trail

Meet the gatekeeping Presidential Records Act

When John Roberts was nominated to the Supreme Court in 2005, journalists touched down at the Ronald Regan Presidential Library... More

Kentucky Senate Race: Three Things You Oughta Know

Nasty fights, a kingmaker challenged, and class warfare

Joe Gerth is a political reporter and columnist at the Louisville Courier-Journal, Kentucky’s largest paper. The Louisville native and resident... More

Stop Blaming The Huffington Post

When I think about The Huffington Post, I’m troubled. But when I think harder, I reconsider what, exactly, makes me... More

NPR goes Gaga

OK! Internets, are you ready to take this viral? What's "this," you ask? Well, of course, it's video of National... More

Unproductive Outrage

This morning's Politico Playbook has some advance excerpts from Jonathan Alter's The Promise, our next big Obamabook. Here's one: When... More

An Attempted FOIL

NY governor’s office denies CJR’s records request

Late this afternoon I got an email from the New York governor’s office initially denying a pair of requests I... More

Three way

The political world is awaiting Florida Governor Charlie Crist's press conference, slated for 5:30 today. (Why then? I'd guess to... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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