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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

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”

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