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Mixed Review on CNN

I'm glad to report that CNN, unlike MSNBC and Fox News, decided to carry Martin Luther King III's speech. I'm... More

Tough Calls in Journalism

Nick Kristof dedicates his column today to a discussion of the difficult decisions journalists often face when covering events where... More

The Blitzer Diaries

It was nearing 10pm in Denver and the mood grew confessional on the CNN set. Coming back from commercial, Anderson... More

The New McCain

For confirmation of the rumors of the new, more tightly controlled McCain, look no further than this interview by Time... More

‘You Want My Asinine Analysis’

A great send-up of the hyper-analysis from the cable commentators by the Daily Show: "You want my asinine analysis. You... More

Rhapsody in Blue

I wrote earlier about all the attention paid to Hillary Clinton's pantsuit color last night, so it's only fitting to... More

Bang for the Buck?

This will require closer attention and much deeper analysis, but in general, it's been pretty despicable to watch the networks... More

E for Effort

I've never been a fan of live blogging, but at its best, the process can put Internet readers side-by-side with... More

Orange You Glad They Asked

Mrs. Clinton meet color theory

The topic of Hillary and the Pantsuits was a favorite story throughout the primary and last night, it got its... More

Ask the Experts, Please

MoDo was perplexed by the mood of the DNC, so she did the obvious thing. She turned to a man... More

Opposite Day?

In the media game of tag, Joe Scarborough just called "Not It." After offering ten different suggestions for how Hillary... More

Fair and Balanced: CNN

With MSNBC taking a left turn, CNN tonight marks a course for the center. Larry King, the elder statesmen at... More

Booing Buchanan

The whole broadcasting outdoors thing is a silly gimmick that hardly ever pays off. But tonight as MSNBC commentator Pat... More

Attack, Please

An idle press is the talking-points’ plaything

What do reporters do? Reporters ask questions. Who? What? When? And so on. But sometimes, there’s nothing to ask those... More

Where Will All the Signs Go?

Thanks, C-SPAN for answering a question I was just about to start googling. What happens with all those "Kennedy" and... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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