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  1. Behind the News

    That’s One Big Cheeto - Or Is It?

    August 24, 2005 04:49 PM

    Travel writing can be a tricky enterprise, balancing editorial independence with the free publicity inherent in shining a spotlight on any inn, exotic foreign locale, or arcane piece of Americana. Without judicious consideration, travel articles can veer away from telling... Continue reading

  2. Politics

    “Chicago? Umm, No Thanks, We’ll Take Afghanistan.”

    August 22, 2005 03:15 PM

    Welcome to another Monday in August. President Bush has left behind Crawford, Texas for a brief jaunt through Utah and Idaho, the Pope held Mass yesterday for one million in his native Germany, and Shiites and Kurds are sending a... Continue reading

  3. Politics

    Fournier Gets Out Crystal Ball, Predicts Many Amazing Things

    August 19, 2005 03:15 PM

    Political journalists love three things: conflict, a dramatic storyline and something -- anything -- to help the dog days of August pass a little faster. Thus we have the quick rise to prominence of Cindy Sheehan, an angry wartime mom... Continue reading

  4. Behind the News

    Google Imposes Blackout On … Google?

    August 8, 2005 04:46 PM

    What happens when Google itself gets Googled? The apparent answer: it reacts much like any privacy-obsessed corporation would when a journalist asks too many questions. Last month, ran an article examining the reams of personal information Google is... Continue reading

  5. Politics

    Did These Guys Attend the Same Event?

    August 1, 2005 05:24 PM

    In this business, context and emphasis make all the difference. In that vein, we give a quick once-over today to two stories that take substantially different approaches to reporting President Bush's much-delayed visit to the National Scout Jamboree in Virginia.... Continue reading

  6. Politics

    When the Ruler of a Golden-Domed State House Takes a Trip Down Below

    July 22, 2005 03:19 PM

    Sometimes all it takes is one simple question to unearth a fun, juicy story. Such was the case at a press conference in Boston yesterday, where Governor Mitt Romney, trying to reassure Hub riders that their subway is safe despite... Continue reading

  7. Politics

    Journo Hoax Works a Little Too Well

    June 30, 2005 03:34 PM

    Apparently unaware that April Fool's Day was 13 weeks ago, the Kansas City alternative weekly The Pitch caused an uproar last week with a cover story that described in intimate detail the hitherto secret discovery of the remains of Confederate... Continue reading

  8. Politics

    Nothing Fresh In This Aisle

    June 22, 2005 12:08 PM

    On the heels of Father's Day, the Health & Fitness section of yesterday's New York Times featured a not-so-revelatory story about the difficulties parents face in feeding their children healthy food. That's right: little tykes will not eat peas... Continue reading

  9. Bio

    Edward B. Colby

    Edward B. Colby was a writer at CJR Daily.

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