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When the new media impulse fails to impress.

I have a large bucket of respect for Marc Ambinder, over at The Atlantic. As far as bloggers go in... More

What’s in a Name? Part 2

Ta-Nehisi Coates responds to the ‘no MLK’ complaint

As Katia mentioned last night, black commentators like Cornel West and Julianne Malveaux took Barack Obama to task for not... More

A-Dress Commentary

If you were wondering (because I know you were) what the fashion press had to say about Michelle Obama’s floral... More

Twitters, Vantage, Prose

The NYT’s many arms of coverage at Invesco

Without downplaying the efforts or results of citizen journalists and credential-sharing bloggers, The Gray Lady, for one, did a thorough... More

George Packer’s Eyes

When being at the convention does matter

George Packer says the convention is better on TV, but he proves himself wrong with some irresistible on-site observation and... More

Flash Persuasion

It’s perhaps worth noting, courtesy of the NYT’s Caucus Blog, that the Democratic National Committee has Got The Media’s Back.... More

Kerry On

NYT doesn’t really cover Kerry’s speech

John Kerry gave an effective speech at the DNC last night that skillfully bridged his friendship with McCain, with a... More

Blogging Delegates

The Boston Globe has had Massachusetts delegates blogging throughout the convention. The New York Times has interviews with delegates about... More

“Back To” Hope

After two full minutes of applause from the convention floor, Bill Clinton in his speech tonight vouched for Barack Obama,... More

Too Many a Cutaway

Following up on Clint’s scene-setting description of reporters disgruntled that MSNBC commentators chatted over former Republican congressman Jim Leach’s speech... More

Forsooth! Ye Naysayers

Staying home and grumbling doesn’t help convention coverage

While Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne made his way across the convention floor to hear Sen. Ted Kennedy speak Monday... More

Commanding the Blue Sky

In the early scrabble of thoughts, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, The New Republic’s Michael Crowley, and McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds,... More

Attorney (or Soldier) Hillary

The Los Angeles Times goes cuckoo for “Hillary the _____” madlibs trying to nail a metaphor that aptly describes the... More

Schweitzer’s Warm-Up

We just heard a rousing call and answer from Montana governor Brian Schweitzer, speaking right before Sen. Hillary Clinton tonight... More

Press Block

According to Colorado magazine 5280 (if you remember your elementary school conversions, the title is a nod to the Mile-High... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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

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