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The Fourth Estate, Incorporated

DNC reporters rub elbows with corporate cash

Saturday night’s Elitch Gardens “Media Welcoming Party” at the outset of the Democratic National Convention looked to be a grand... More

Poaching and Politics

Conservative commentator and CNN contributor Amy Holmes's thoughts on the DNC's first night: Sen. Ted Kennedy drew attention away from... More

Another Very Useful Forum

“What’s your best idea to cut gun deaths?” The New York Times's Freakonomics blog asks today. The responses are well... More

Starving the Metaphor

Judith Warner says we should leave Elizabeth Edwards alone. She’s the exception to the rule, apparently. “I don’t want to... More

Passing on Kakutani

The NYT books reviewer should have nixed her profile of Jon Stewart

Why, exactly, did Michiko Kakutani write a profile of Jon Stewart in this past Sunday’s New York Times? The infamous... More

The Surrogate Race

A hissing cockroach race! Pictures of McCain and Obama! Taped to roach contenders’ backs! The McCain roach wins! Here’s the... More

Tiptoeing Around That Big Hyped Hope

Mother Jones’s Obama feature falls flat

The current Mother Jones has a slew of writers, historians and thinkers responding to this question: “Is Barack Obama exaggerating... More

Weather Report

Readers of The Atlantic, Harper’s, and the New Yorker are among the most informed when it comes to national news;... More

Warning! Singing Ahead

And if the press had decided to write a musical of the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter saga, would it have involved... More

Skeptical Reporting 101

Judging from dispatches following the Bigfoot press conference in Palo Alto this past Friday, reporters weren’t much impressed with the... More

Kentucky Rising

Editor & Publisher notes the results of a recent Nielson report tracking the top 30 newspaper Web sites for the... More

Padding the Paper

Kevin Roderick of LAObserved points out that though the Los Angeles Times boasted about the “1180 pages” that comprised this... More

Sourcing Bigfoot

We probably haven’t found Bigfoot! Or at least, that’s what an AP article has to say about the alleged discovery... More

Dropping the Ball on Illegal Immigration

How the Los Angeles Times skipped out on covering illegal immigration issues this week, and how others couldn’t pick up the slack.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to speed the immigration-status interrogations of gang members... More

HuffPo’s Chicago Face

Want to read Chicago native John Cusack’s ramble on sports in the Windy City? Head over to the Huffington Post,... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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