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When a war zone is home

Pakistan has the third-highest casualty rate for journalists, and all of those killed this year were locals

Four or five years ago, long before it occurred to me to visit a war zone, I heard Anderson Cooper... More

The News from Norway

A comprehensive look at the history of the Norwegian American press

Norwegian Newspapers in America: Connecting Norway and the New Land by Odd S. Lovoll | MHS Press | 432 pages,... More

Missouri Senate Race: Three Things You Oughta Know

Barack Obama, the Tea Party, and the all-important southwest

On Tuesday, August 3, Missouri will hold its U.S. Senate primaries. In November, the victors will face off to fill... More

Hot Zone

A portrait of Pakistan’s volatile frontier

The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier | By Imtiaz Gul | Viking | 320 pages, $26.95 Lawless. The word... More

Oh goody, it’s Time for a list!

The TIME 100 is the magazine’s yearly compilation of the “people who most affect our world,” as determined by people... More

More on Fox News’s Magnificent Money Machine

Sunday’s New York Times profile of Roger Ailes claims that Fox News “is believed to make more money than CNN,... More

Steele: “The Internet has been around a while, now,” and Other Musings

The new Republican National Committee Web site launched yesterday with fanfare, frequent crashes, and baffling word choice. RNC Chairman Michael... More

Notes from A.Q. Khan

The Pakistani press is in a fascinating uproar about the Kerry-Lugar aid bill, which the Pakistani military contends violates Pakistan’s... More

How To Spend It

Print subscribers to the Financial Times have long enjoyed an advantage over more casual Web readers, and that is access... More

Parsing Iran’s Election Results

Reporters analyze allegations of election fraud in Iran

Writing in The Washington Post this morning, Glenn Kessler and Jon Cohen tackle the known unknowns of the Iranian election:... More

“Where’s Rafsanjani?”

Guardian’s Tisdall asks the question; more journalists should follow suit

The Guardian’s Simon Tisdall asks a question that more journalists should be asking: “Where’s Rafsanjani?” Reportorial shorthand gives the impression... More

With God On Our Side

Reza Aslan redraws the line in the sand

How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror By Reza Aslan |... More

McChrystal Clear

What will new Afghanistan commander’s confirmation hearings reveal about JSOC?

On Monday afternoon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that Defense Secretary Robert Gates Army General asked the top American commander... More

Happy Grammar Day!

It’s a big week for geeks. Yesterday, the IT guy just told me, was square root day. On 3/3/09, the... More

A New Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy’s new Web site seamlessly blends academia and journalism

A month ago, Foreign Policy magazine debuted a new cast of bloggers at its Web site. It’s a pretty dramatic... More

Obama on al-Arabiya

And the first formal interview of Obama’s presidency goes to… Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief for Saudi-owned, Dubai-based al-Arabiya television.... More

Can I Borrow A Forward?

On its website today, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel refers in a sidebar to a photogallery the paper's site posted back... More

MRAP in Paper

USA Today reporting on IED attacks vindicated by Pentagon report

“One excellent way to show your concern for wounded veterans is not to make so many of them,” noted The... More

We Shoulda Seen It Coming

Did the campaign affect the election’s outcome?

Like the day-long debauch preceding the two-minute race in the Kentucky Derby, the Campaign of 2008 bloated out of all... More

The Whole World Smiles With You

To smile and convey anger at the same time is a thing achievable only by catastrophically irritated boyfriends and presidential... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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