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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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