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Doing the Digging

I just put up a piece that criticizes Howard Kurtz (and others) for not giving the straight dope on the... More

Palin Broke the Law, Says Investigation

But on Sunday, and since, journalists let her off the hook

Ask any public relations hack, and they’ll tell you that Friday night—especially if it comes before a long weekend—is a... More

How Not to Start an Interview

Palin isn't the only politician from the north side of the the 49th parallel having trouble in TV interviews. Here's... More

Palin and her Press

Hard questions, second guesses, and conflict up North

Over the last weeks, Sarah Palin’s brief public career—especially her time as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska—has been thoroughly examined by... More

About that Ayers NYTimes quote…

I had it in mind to write something about this McCain quote from today: "Look, we don't care about an... More

E-gads! A blog!?!

Norm Coleman is not platform agnostic

Blog. Say out it loud. Blog! If you say it right, it almost sounds like a nasty word. (It’s got... More

Kristol: Wrong on Wright. Twice.

New York Times columnist Bill Kristol gets a Palin interview before any of his colleagues on the, you know, news... More

That Pesky Filter

Palin really appreciates having the ability to speak with people "without the filter of the mainstream media telling viewers what... More

Oh, that Court!

Is Biden's Supreme Court answer meant to bring something else up in voters' minds? More

Branches!

Gwen picks up where The Hill left off, and asks if the VP's office is in the Executive branch or... More

Win a War

Can we ask why, exactly, McCain knows how to win a war? And what wars he's won in the past?... More

WWVD?

Who doesn't love a Voltaire quote? Here's one of my favorites: ...the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman,... More

McCain at the Register

Give John McCain credit for taking the time to meet with The Des Moines Register's editorial board. It may not... More

Frontpage Signals

When is the last time that you can remember that the entire front page of The New York Times was... More

A bookish mea culpa

Timesologist Gabriel Sherman has a good catch from over the weekend. In a Times book review of Bob Woodward's The... 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


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

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