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News You Can Eat

What's that line about the best way to a man's heart being through his stomach? Well, apparently the best way... More

Not What You Think

Best headline of week award goes to The Brooklyn Paper with Hookers to get BJ’s in a mall. Nice. h/t... More

The Bailout Blame Game

Did “partisan politics” doom the bailout package?

Yesterday, 205 members of Congress (140 Democrats, 65 Republicans) voted for the banking bailout package, while 228 Congressmen and women... More

Recommended Radio

A WNYC series tackles the issues

If what ails the current campaign coverage is a dearth of issues-focused coverage, then the cure is The Brian Lehrer... More

Confusion Revealed

Good bailout story by the CS Monitor

During Friday’s debates, moderator Jim Lehrer pressed the candidates to identifying which of their social programs they would cut, given... More

The Live Bloggers

This is the scene at CJR HQ. More

Political Pool

9:40: Stripes versus solids. McCain is wearing a striped tie; Obama's is solid. Who is gonna sink the eight ball? More

Drinking The Night Away

Drinking games for the debates are nothing new. Here's a review of the various possibilities: San Diego Union-Tribune The Good:... More

So Many Colors

9:08pm: CNN has an "Audience Reaction" meter on the bottom on the screen. And it's flat-lining the whole time. At... More

Worlds Apart

LAT dons campaign blinders, sees similarities in the candidates’ foreign policy positions

During a presidential campaign—any presidential campaign—two candidates start out on opposing sides of the political spectrum. They disagree boldly. They... More

Dispatches From Oxford

What it’s like to be the hometown paper in the middle of the debate debacle

What’s the most common question currently being posed to the staff of the Oxford Eagle, the daily newspaper that serves... More

Classic Blunders

Summing up a general confusion over what McCain actually means by the words "suspended campaign," last night Rachel Maddow quoted... More

Yes, No, I Don’t Know

A few weeks ago, former Gallup Poll senior editor David Moore appeared on On The Media to talk about how... More

Whither the Ombudsman?

Editor and Publisher reports this month that the ranks of ombudsmen are shrinking at newspapers across the country. Since early... More

Schooling Sarah

What to make of Palin’s UN visit

This week, GOP strategists seem intent on replacing the image of Sarah Palin gazing knowingly onto Russia from her front... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

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