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“Tequila!” And Other Sign-Offs

Per Time's Karen Tumulty: I'm sure Steve Schmidt will see this as another sign of an in-the-tank press corps: On... More

What Could’ve Been (Cap-and-Trade Edition)

Kevin Drum muses on what might have been had the media not "ignored" the candidates' cap-and-trade plans (which reporters ignored,... More

Bunch on Bias

The Philadelphia Daily News's Will Bunch joins the most recent "media bias" discussion: [T]he polls are pointing strongly toward a... More

You Are “Live-Living” Election Day

And at Politicker, Rob Tornoe is "live-cartooning" Election Day ("covering all of today's events in real-time with my trusted sketchpad... More

There’s No “Thinking” On Cable

Just now on MSNBC: MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Dan Rather... What are the things we may learn out of this election? [Multi-second... More

FinishFinalFinallyDecisionTimeTurnHandsHistory

...Are some of the words most frequently found on the front pages of America's newspapers today (thanks, Newseum). There's a... More

Election Night On Ice

Where to tune in election night? So many choices... And so, MSNBC (the channel that back in February gave us... More

“A Night Out With Chris Matthews…”

...is as "zesty(?!)" as you'd always imagined. More

“One Day To Go” Stories

The candidates are "Battling On All Fronts With One Day To Go," the New York Times reports today....from a distance.... More

Political Pundits Have “Missed It”

At this late hour, cable's political pundits are feeling reflective. To wit, MSNBC's Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe earlier: At... More

“Gauzy Exercise in Tarot-Card Reading?” AP’s In!

Election Day hours away. Deadline looming. Must. Find. Angle...Got it: Yet there is, in the national conversation, surprisingly little talk... More

Another One Jumps The Gun

What was that you were saying yesterday, Jane, about how "it’s important for reporters to refrain from parlaying details from... More

Women Have “Owned” Election ‘08 Coverage

Salon's Rebecca Traister observes that "several female newscasters...have kicked ass, taken names and otherwise owned the coverage of the 2008... More

“Anything is a Fair Question”

When Larry King randomly announced mid-interview last night that his next question for Sen. John McCain would be "a fair... More

“Not A Swing Show”

Sen. Barack Obama appeared last night, yes, on nearly every major channel in prime time, but also on The Daily... More

Obama Victory=Hard Work For Reporters

Yesterday, Jack Shafer explained why covering an Obama victory might be very hard for our political reporters: If Obama wins,... More

Matthews’ Movie Madness

Back in August, MSNBC's Chris Matthews decided that Steve Schmidt of the McCain campaign: Reminds me of Sergeant Markoff in... More

Car Chase! (White Car Involved)

Fox News has been for several minutes following a car chase live in Miami. Ditto, MSNBC ("That is not even... More

Must-See TV (Also Online)

FRONTLINE's "The War Briefing" (maybe you saw it on PBS last night?) was all the talk of our morning news... More

“Without Media Interference”

There is something very appealing right now about the idea of a "time out" from campaign coverage. And the idea... 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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

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!

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