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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


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.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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