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By Lester Feder Aug 18, 2008 at 01:38 PM
In the history of the Democratic Party that Michael Lind laid out Friday in Salon, Democrats abandoned economic liberalism for... More
By Lester Feder Aug 13, 2008 at 02:26 PM
Predicting the election outcome from August polls is not much more accurate than reading tea leaves. As the presidential race... More
By Lester Feder Aug 5, 2008 at 12:05 PM
The 2008 presidential race has reached a turning point—or at least the pundit chatter has. Judging by the flood of... More
By Lester Feder Jul 23, 2008 at 02:26 PM
What with Barack Obama jetting about the world, buddying up to King Abdullah and all, it has been especially difficult... More
By Lester Feder Jul 22, 2008 at 05:01 PM
"It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama’s piece" on the Iraq War,... More
By Lester Feder Jul 18, 2008 at 04:04 PM
"Evangelicals Haven't Embraced the Democrats’ Agenda," crows Naomi Schaefer Riley in today's Wall Street Journal, gleefully dismissing Barack Obama's attempts... More
By Lester Feder Jul 17, 2008 at 01:14 PM
With all the rumors swirling around Barack Obama's faith, the teaser for Newsweek's July 21st cover story—"The Truth about Barack... More
By Lester Feder Jul 15, 2008 at 02:50 PM
Is John McCain too senile to be president? The quotes used by the AP's Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar to contextualize a new... More
By Lester Feder Jul 11, 2008 at 12:47 PM
Do you remember the positions that George W. Bush and Al Gore held on preemptive war during the 2000 presidential... More
By Lester Feder Jun 20, 2008 at 01:47 PM
On Wednesday, the New York Times ran a story about the Obama campaign's tightening image machine. Exhibit A was an... More
By Lester Feder Jun 19, 2008 at 11:18 AM
In a press release last month, Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign touted various media reports, like this one from the... More
By Lester Feder Jun 5, 2008 at 09:00 AM
My New York friends congratulated me for my “bravery” when I headed off to cover evangelical supporters of Mike Huckabee’s... More
By Lester Feder Sep 4, 2009 at 02:14 PM
In an op-ed published in today's Washington Post criticizing The New York Times's published corrections, columnist Michael Kinsley officially went... More
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Take off the nostalgia-tinted lenses
What grammar mistake do you find most annoying?
Are you sure that question is grammatical?
After 20 years, the world has finally caught up with Daft Punk, so the helmet-clad retro-futurists are embarking on a new mission: to make music breathe again
The NYT’s Jodi Kantor answers
HD footage from the World Trade Center’s new spire
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.