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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

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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