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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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

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