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Let’s Talk About Sex(ism)

How the media handled gender during the campaign

It’s by now understood that sexism, in some form, lodged itself into the gears of this election cycle from the... More

How We Talked About It, Part II

The Boston Globe asks the wrong question about racism in America

The front page of today’s Boston Globe has an inexplicably simplistic article innocuously titled, “Checking racism’s postelection pulse.” In it,... More

On EBay, Print Runs and (Good) Old News

A tidbit from this Editor & Publisher article about papers ordering extra print runs of Wednesday's editions: Other papers are... More

Prop 8 by the Numbers

Strong previous reporting let the numbers speak for themselves

The California press has done a pretty good job covering the fierce battle over Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban,... More

More For Everyone

You've probably read (or seen) the newspaper scarcity reports. (Who says print's dead?) From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Due to... More

How We Talked About It

Commentators report the symbolism of Obama’s victory

In his concession speech last night, John McCain emphasized the significance of his opponent’s presidential victory by invoking a different... More

Wordtrain, Daisychain

"What One Word Describes Your Current State of Mind?" The New York Times asks, via an Election Wordtrain that operates... More

Crowd Counts

For better or for worse, numbers evoke as well as inform. Beware.

Discussing the Obama campaign’s proclivity for announcing the crowd counts at its rallies, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank today says... More

Sarah Palin’s Conditional Future

Speculation runs rampant, but reporters shouldn’t buy in

Of late, Sarah Palin has been showing a more independent mind on the stump. She’s been at odds with the... More

Going Ideological

McCain’s “most liberal” claim should be unpacked

The Boston Globe runs an article today entitled: “McCain calls liberals a threat to economy.” The source quote for the... More

Let’s Leave Jesus Out of It

Stanley Fish brings up Milton to explain campaign strategy

Today’s Bob Herbert column in The New York Times compares McCain to an Al Jolson aficionado and Obama to the... More

Clearing Up Yes and No

California papers wade through Prop 8 terminology

In California, the battle continues over Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriages, overturning the California Supreme Court’s May ruling... More

The Horse’s Mouth

Campaign rally stories should be careful describing the supporter ranks

Here’s a cardinal rule of journalistic writing: Don’t float a quote. But the San Francisco Chronicle does just that, in... More

The Most Importantest Election Ever

In The American Scholar, Christopher Clausen investigates the phrase that comes 'round and 'round. He starts in July 1864, when... More

I Spur, You Spur, We All Spur

Andrew Sullivan, in the new Atlantic, explains why he blogs: Each week, after a few hundred posts, I also write... 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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