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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

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

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

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

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