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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

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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