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Memo? What Memo?

Think Hillary hard-liners don’t exist? Think again

On a breezy Thursday evening in New York City, under the giant metal globe at Columbus Circle, several disgruntled Hillary-ites... More

Left Behind

Hearts aflame, commenters speak fire

Lefties left behind wish desperately they were among The Fifteen Thousand Witnessing History in the Mile High City. Instead, they... More

Blogging For Truth

Russian war bloggers tell—and show—what they saw at the front

Bearing cigarettes, crackers, and salami, Krig42 returned to Tskhinvali on August 15th in search of the truth. The city, which... More

No Reception

Georgia cuts access to the last Russian radio station left standing

The officially anti-Georgian media blitz inside Russia has been well documented, but now it turns out the Georgians have been... More

Georgians Hate Fox News

So does some fat guy

Forget what I said about American reporters rarely training the cameras on themselves. Fox News went to Gori, Georgia (still... More

Blogging From The Front

At great personal peril, Russian bloggers report on the Georgian war

At 6:19 p.m. this past Saturday, Russian journalist Mikhail Romanoff added a two-line post to his personal blog from the... More

And Lindsay Lohan Is Pop-Culture Lupus

A chaotic American Morning

All you scrooges still grumbling about the devolution of the American press into yellow journalism, take heart! You’re right! Today,... More

PAU

Just when we thought it was over, the second season comes anon: it’s Politics As Usual time, folks, by which... More

Poor Tartuffe

While minority journalists stretched themselves into a soul-searching pretzel debating whether they should applaud Barack Obama when he spoke at... More

CNN = Cosmo

CNN = Politics, but CNN sometimes = Cosmo. Because sex sells page views in a way that muckraking doesn’t, the... More

Beating a Dead, Misunderstood Horse, Part Deux

Except the horse isn’t dead—and neither are our nation’s guerilla satirists! Not surprisingly, they’re hiding out, starved yet resolved, in... More

Beating a Dead, Misunderstood Horse

Sneaking in one last pundit punch before the New Yorker hits newsstands with a new cover this week, meta-media critic... More

The Troglodytes Are Coming!

God bless Lou Dobbs, America’s only working home-security system. If it weren’t for him, you’d never know what to be... More

My Friend(s)

My friends, in discussing the verbal tics of certain aspiring presidents, I would be remiss to pass over the punishing... More

The Digital Elders of Zion and a Lesson for Obama

If you go to www.eldersofzion.com expecting to find the old tsarist forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, you’ll... 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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