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Joe, Cool

While "Joe" (as in, The Plumber) was a frequently-used word during last night's debate, "cool" is a frequently-used word in... More

Apples to Acorn

Fox News may be ahead in quantity of Acorn-related coverage (between Saturday and today at 3:00pm, TVEyes shows 556 mentions... More

Intro to Campaign Reporting

From the New York Times's scene from Hofstra University, host of tonight's presidential debate: In a class on nonverbal communication,... More

Joe McCain, Ex-Reporter, Wants To Talk

Sen. John McCain's younger brother, a onetime reporter, wants the McCain campaign to re-open press access (to the candidate and... More

“Tone and Tactics” Coverage

From PEJ's report on last week's campaign coverage: [T]he media narrative of the campaign focused on tone and tactics last... More

AP: What “Could” Happen at Debate

From the AP's Liz Sidoti: Advisers for each candidate say he will use the final debate to lay out his... More

Wolf Blitzer, Mother’s Helper?

From The Daily Beast's "Dear Sarah" letter offering advice to Gov. Palin should she find herself D.C.-bound: When a busy... More

Tomorrow Night: The Third Presidential “Something”

Dan Rather talking presidential debates at the Time Warner Media/Politics conference today (h/t Michael Calderone): "First of all, these aren’t... More

Oh, There’s Been A Moratorium On That?

From the Washington Post's Dan Balz: But there ought not to be any moratorium on asking hard questions of both... More

Mr. Andrea Mitchell

Megan recently explored the trouble with Andrea Mitchell reporting, as she does sometimes on MSNBC, on the current financial crisis... More

Column Pairs Well With Cheez-Its

In high school, Maureen Dowd confides in her New York Times column yesterday, Dowd "translated swatches of Julius Caesar's 'The... More

The AP’s Exclusive With “Wasilla Heartthrob”

Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin's fiancé, "agreed to talk" to the Associated Press's Adam Goldman ("despite the presidential campaign's advice in... More

NYT: Ten Percent “Policy Substance”

Clark Hoyt on election coverage in the New York Times: Through Friday, of 270 news articles published in The Times... More

“Well, Have Ya Seen the Latest Cover of Newsweek?”

Because "any woman who sees this cover," Republican media consultant Andrea Tantaros explained yesterday on Fox News, "will be shocked... More

It’s Not What They Say About You…

...it's what they whisper. The Washington Times might endorse Barack Obama, "insiders" whisper to U.S. News & World Report. "Times... More

Pirates’ Spokesman Still Speaking

You forgot about that Somali-pirates-holding-Ukranian-vessel story, didn't you? The latest: that ship is still being held, NATO is sending ships... More

CBS News: “McCain Plane Better Than Obama’s!”

Reading some of the gripes CBS News's Dean Reynolds writes up in his online Reporter's Notebook this week reminds me... More

Suddenly Funny

Remember back in July when the New York Times' Bill Carter reported that political comedy was at a loss? When... More

Reality Brokaw, Rated

Pacts before facts

There was a moment during last night's debate when Tom Brokaw said, with an edge to his voice: Since the... More

Reality Brokaw

Also during Tom Brokaw's appearance on MSNBC this morning, Joe Scarborough asked Brokaw, since he "had the best seat in... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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