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The Good, the Bad, and the Best

Bitch, the print magazine devoted to feminist analysis and media criticism, is in danger of going under. A memo on... More

A Little Help From Their Friends

Campaign trail reporters should get help covering the financial crisis

As the candidates react to last weekend’s Wall Street meltdown, the political media, it seems, are struggling to pinpoint the... More

The Octo-Press

The multi-pronged media and the importance of the coming debates

The predominance of sound bites in campaign coverage—in attack ads passed around by the press, in the addictive parsing by... More

Serial Viewing

TV critics’ opinions on the Gibson-Palin interview

Yesterday, we questioned whether it was possible for Charles Gibson to do a solid job on the Sarah Palin interview—within... More

A Star Is Boring

The problem with the Sarah Palin-Charlie Gibson sit-down

Tonight, the first part of Charles Gibson’s exclusive interview with Sarah Palin will air on ABC. While some media folk... More

Pricking The Underbelly

Lackluster alt weekly convention coverage, and examples for next time

One thing that was sorely lacking from the past two weeks of convention spotlighting was good alt weekly coverage. Denver’s... More

“Sarah Palin is your new…”

"...Rudy Giuliani in a Dress." You know you're on the other side of the looking glass when a Daily Kos... More

Ground Noise

You know a reporter’s presence in the convention hall is cardinal when proximity to an unprecedented distraction (from—take your pick—delegate,... More

The Green Screen Team

Don't say there weren’t plenty of ambient points tonight for the convention scribes to get harried about tomorrow: -The song... More

The Coloring Wars

When convention analysis cuts too close to color theory

This New Republic entry by Amanda Fortini spends a good amount of time on how starkly (and says the author,... More

Steinem’s Attack Dogs

Feminist icon’s LAT op-ed takes on Palin (and everyone else)

Gloria Steinem takes the ax to Sarah Palin’s woman-in-the-spotlight moment in a Los Angeles Times opinion column today. Countering whatever... More

Live, Sort of

Well, the rigmarole for blogger access continues. So how did Matthew Yglesias, formerly of The Atlantic and now at Think... More

Huckabee’s Hook and Jab

Who needs the media critics when Mike Huckabee will do their work for them? Just now, Huckabee thanked the "elite... More

Gustav vs. the Gazette

A modest local paper stays on top of Gustav

While hotshot network correspondents put on their storm gear to attempt to report the hell out of Hurricane Gustav, the... More

Minus the Commentary

Jennifer Rubin, a blogger for Commentary Magazine, has this to say about covering the conventions live: Covering the Convention live... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


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”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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