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John McCain: “I Have A Record”

"It's Whipped Cream And Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. I play it in the mornings, when... More

Kevin Drum Must Have A Hangover

Or he must be feeling extremely tired, or grumpy, or disengaged, or something. Selections from his debate live-blog: 9:13 -... More

Hanging Out At CNN’s Forum

"Debate the debate," CNN promised when touting its online "CNN Forum" before the debate began. It's a decent idea --... More

That Non-Silent “R”

I am very glad that, at long last, America has a candidate who is bound and determined to reform "Warshington." More

FYI

Three cheers for us

A good portion of the CJR staff, plus assorted Columbia-affiliated interlopers, is gathered in the CJR offices to attempt a... More

Michael (Under)Ware

Boxers or briefs?

Lazy pre-debate shot selection on CNN, where Michael Ware is busy adjusting his underwear. Much like America. More

The Audit Speaks!

Dean Starkman on NPR’s On The Media

This weekend, On The Media hosted Audit boss Dean Starkman to speak about the heroic efforts of the business press... More

Doug Glanville Likes Baseball

He also likes “Everquest”

Doug Glanville didn't set any records in his nine years as a professional baseball player. But he's been making his... More

Lady Rothschild Backs McCain, Duke of Earl To Follow

A marriage of convenience, not one of passion

Seth Colter Walls at Huffington Post talks to big bucks former Clinton supporter Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, who has,... More

Headline Or Job Description?

They kiss babies, too.

Theoretical first-grader: "What does a politician do?" The New York Times: "Politicians Point Fingers, Assign Blame". Worthy of Webster's! More

Charlie Cook Takes Own Name Too Literally

Politics is delicious.

Charlie Cook: D.C. establishment fixture, Cook Political Report proprietor, National Journal columnist, critic of ethnic foods. From his National Journal... More

McCain=Baller, Obama=Shot Caller

Get your heads in the game, candidates!

From the Department of People Who Obviously Wish They Were On A Different Beat comes Christian Science Monitor blogger Jimmy... More

Local Man Enjoys Tomatoes

No greater love

From today's Los Angeles Times, in its consistently excellent Column One slot, the age-old love story of a computer engineer... More

Talk of the Town Talk

Watching the convention outside the media bubble

I couldn't get into the Xcel Center the other night, so I went to Minneapolis's Town Talk Diner, famed for... More

Media Bait

Some people really, really, really want to be interviewed

If you like media bait, you would like Denver. There is plenty of it here, so much so that, at... More

Trick, Vote, Vomit

Whimsy, meet politics

There are a bunch of costumed idiots running around the convention handing out stickers that say "Trick Or Vote." From... More

The Big, Lame Tent

Bookstores are better

The vaunted Big Tent, boasting smoothies, beer, burritos, bloggers, and an endless parade of VIP guests, is wicked lame. The... More

Straw Man Smackdown

What happened to the radical Clinton partisans?

CJR convention correspondent Gabe Pressman notes that much of the coverage of last night's festivities focuses on the fact that,... More

The 15,000

What reporters are doing at the DNC

There are apparently 15,000 journalists attending the Democratic National Convention. Here is what some of them are doing: 14,000 are... More

The Little Mag That Could

A great city piece from The L Magazine

New York's free biweekly The L Magazine is, perhaps, the most consistently well-written free publication in the city. Yes, it's... More

Why The New Yorker’s radical feminism and transgenderism piece was one-sided - “This effectively advances the views of a group that wants to see the genocide of trans women, a group that, data shows, faces extraordinarily high rates of discrimination in every measurable way”

Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen - The Supreme Court ruled against the NYT reporter, who is refusing to reveal sources

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Gannett’s changes bring excitement, some pain, and a full-time beer beat - A conversation with Joshua Awtry, the chain’s top editor in the Carolinas

Build the future - Journalism’s deathwatch is over


Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Journalists can get PTSD right at their desks (PSmag)

A new study correlates exposure to violent images with mental health symptoms

Bloggingheads

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

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