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“Nails Never Fails”

News of baseball player-turned-business mogul Lenny “Nails” Dykstra’s troubles–he filed for bankruptcy protection in California earlier this week–may have come... More

The Economy Today: Back from Bankruptcy

General Motors emerges in its new, smaller shape

It’s a new day for the auto industry: Less than six weeks after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, General... More

Salons Under Scrutiny

Examining the ethics of sponsored, off-the-record events

“The newsletter’s mailing list is used to draw subscribers to closed-door ‘seminars’ in Washington twice a year at which top... More

Down Mexico Way

Washington Post and Mother Jones with good stories on corruption in the Mexican army

In recent months, as The Washington Post has been forced to part with veteran editorial staffers, the paper has also... More

The Economy Today: On the Roads

A roundup of national and regional economic headlines

The big economic news of the morning, reported by The Wall Street Journal and others, is that new claims for... More

Was Douthat (Kinda, Sorta) Right?

Faint evidence for his class-based argument about Palin’s appeal

Ross Douthat came in for criticism around the Web (including here at CJR) for his Monday column arguing that Sarah... More

The Economy Today: Speculators and Stimuli

Headlines from D.C., Seattle, St. Louis, and elsewhere

Two big economic questions that have been percolating recently rise to the top of the news today: Does something need... More

Atlantic Editor Bennet on His Magazine’s “Salons”

His thoughts on the salons’ journalistic value, or lack thereof

Of all the different threads of the past week’s SalonGate flap, one of the most interesting has been the widely... More

The Uighur Picture

NPR’s Gifford offers insights on events in Urumqi

The latest unrest in China has turned the world’s attention (well, that portion of the world not watching Michael Jackson’s... More

The Economy Today: Egg Donors and Food Stamps

Headlines from Texas, California, Oregon, and elsewhere

Stories about the slow distribution of stimulus funds are a dime a dozen these days, but The Wall Street Journal... More

Inside Atlantic Media’s “Unique, Content-Rich” Dinner Events

Zachary Roth of TPM Muckraker advances the ball on the WaPo “salon” story today, noting that Atlantic Media has been... More

Where’d the Money Go?

Times story overlooks insurer’s contributions

The New York Times today offers a dispatch on the health care debate from Maine, home of an endangered species:... More

Pew Poll: Palin Polarizes Public

Douthat misreads data in piece on Palin’s purported popularity

A big part of Sarah Palin’s appeal has always been that she had the right enemies. Palin’s resentment of sneering... More

The Economy Today: Giving up the Ghostboxes

Headlines from Texas, Arizona, Michigan, and elsewhere

With the search still underway for concrete signs of widespread economic recovery, The New York Times leads today with reason... More

More PitneyGate Fallout?

Press focused on who asked questions at Obama town hall

We may, thankfully, be putting Pitneygate behind us. But reading through press coverage of President Obama’s town hall meeting on... More

More on WaPo Salon Deal

Andy Alexander, ombudsman for the Post, has now weighed in on the “salon” scandal. His post provides some news about... More

Brauchli On WaPo Salons

In the wake of Mike Allen’s story in Politico this morning about The Washington Post advertising “salons” at which deep-pocketed... More

The Economy Today: School’s Out

With Money Tight, Classes Are Slashed

The New York Times leads its print edition with a dispatch about the latest victim of the recession: summer school.... More

Good News, For a Change

Non-profit consortium launches Investigative News Network

With the near-daily drip of bleak news about the journalism world (today’s edition: Gannett reportedly plans to cut at least... More

Normalizing the Filibuster

The Senate’s peculiar institution gets taken for granted

Yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court finally made official what had for months seemed a foregone conclusion: Al Franken will be... 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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