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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

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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