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Nose-Wrinkling

Ah, the style feature. Sarah Palin is approaching the debate podium, y’all, so call in the body language experts, the... More

Rescue Me

John McCain, economic semantician

First it was President Bush calling the bailout a rescue plan. Now McCain is following suit, telling John Roberts of... More

News Not Found

Banking Web sites should provide more news to customers

If you were a Wachovia customer reading the top stories on The New York Times’s Web site this weekend, you... More

Straight Ahead

McCain won't look at Obama--and not just when he's delivering his points. (Maybe he's too busy looking into Putin's eyes,... More

Maverick Me

"Is there a word where if you say it, it's automatically not true?" asks Kathy (a.k.a. McCain self-references, calls himself... More

Ya Hear?

9:33pm: Obama touts Google for Government. Yes, transparency. Is Sarah Palin listening? More

Where’s Barack?

9:20pm: Still? Earmarks? Also, Obama is at least occasionally addressing McCain directly as "John." (For instance: "That's not true, John.")... More

Here. Now.

9:10pm: Let's talk about it -- we can negotiate it right here, Lehrer says about the bailout plan. Does this... More

Unpacking the $700 Billion

Papers should embrace context, clarity and skepticism

Since the federal bailout of Wall Street was proposed earlier this week, the press has done its best to try... More

Ready, Set, Voter Psychology!

Voter analysis needs both psychology and logistics

There’ve been several articles recently about the Minds of Voters—some good; others quite bad. (Gawker has a roundup here.) A... More

Painting A Portrait With A Pipeline

WaPo’s strong take on Palin as executive

Here’s props to The Washington Post for an article today that substantively reports on Sarah Palin’s executive style. Starting with... More

The Bridge Goes Nowhere New

Reporters are mining the offshoot stories of the Bridge to Nowhere, but to what end?

ProPublica has a detailed article about the $26 million construction of the Gravina Island Highway, the road that was supposed... More

Ringing True, but Late

Katherine Seelye at The New York Times has a good piece up about the persistence of campaign lies, even after... More

How Would Jack London Vote?

Apparently, Democrat. He might have voted for Ron Paul. But probably not for Palin (I mean... McCain-Palin). Here's the reason,... More

Not-So-Starry Night

LAT’s predictably “Hollywood” coverage of Obama fundraiser

So the Los Angeles Times covered the big Obama fundraiser in Hollywood last night. There’s plenty mention of the stars... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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