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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

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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