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Mathias Döpfner, digital counterrevolutionary

Axel Springer chief predicts US will eventually join Europe in the fight against the dominance of Google, Facebook, and other tech titans

The digital counterrevolution is underway in Europe, where national governments and bureaucrats in Brussels are enacting measures to curtail the... More

U.S. Press Corps in Afghanistan Up 20 Percent!

Recently our competitor, American Journalism Review, reported that only five U.S. news organizations have full-time reporters or stringers in Afghanistan.... More

Party’s Over

A famously irresponsible gun owner, The Doctor had plenty of weapons to choose from, and he no doubt put some... More

Without Value

The National Election Pool's widely cited exit polls found that 22 percent of all voters cited "moral values" as the... More

Terrorists on US Election: “Who Cares?”

Perhaps the most significant unexamined charge in the campaign is the question of who "the enemy" -- whether it be... More

Is $100 Oil a Campaign Story? And If Not, Why Not?

By Corey Pein After Wednesday's OPEC meeting and in time for yesterday's papers, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the Iraq... More

Hospital Report

Campaign Desk had an aneurysm today. The cause, medical experts found, was a story in the Los Angeles Times headlined... More

“And Now, Here’s Wolf Blitzer, Fresh Back From a Sitdown With Osama bin Laden!”

By Corey Pein Those are words you're not going to be hearing this election year -- nor probably next year,... More

A Summer Surprise?

The trouble with reporting on shady political schemes is that they usually can't be proven. You need a Deep Throat,... 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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