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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

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”

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

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