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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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

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


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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