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Paris Hilton, Swing Voter?

Single women are this election's hot demographic, The Washington Post's Paul Farhi informed readers yesterday. Specifically, the "massive and largely... More

Bill Sammon on Querying the “Delegator-in-Chief,” Being a “Must-Call,” and Fielding His All-Reporter Dream Team

Bill Sammon has been the White House correspondent for The Washington Times since 1998 and a political analyst for Fox... More

Off the Charts

There has been much speculation in the media over whether the White House decides in advance of televised presidential press... More

Thumbsuckers Switch Thumbs

While CNN and the Washington Post (among others) continue to focus on the veep-stakes -- and the latest odds for... More

Alexandra Marks On Dean’s Downfall, Reporting On Her Former Boss, and “Firing” Lieberman

Alexandra Marks Alexandra Marks is a New York-based senior correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor where she has worked... More

Whole Lotta Tree-Shakin’ Going On?

While some are tired of fly-swatting, many sphere-dwellers are doing their best to exterminate the pests creating the post-Rice testimony... More

It’s Group Hug Time in the Blogosphere

It's game day as National Security Adviser Condaleezza Rice goes to the mound against the lineup of the 9/11 Commission,... More

Say Kids, What Time is It?

In a headline reminiscent of the Howdy Doody Show theme song (feel free to sing along, now) Electablog's Dave Pell... More

You Talkin’ to Me?

The President traveled to the Tar Heel State on Monday, accompanied by the usual press entourage. Polibloggers, as far as... More

Glover in No Hurry, Nagourney Moving Fast

Remember the scene from the movie "Annie Hall" in which Woody Allen's psychiatrist asks him about the frequency of his... More

Waffles, Veepstakes and a Quiz

Duck! It's bombs away in the blogosphere this morning, and the target is Google. It's dyspepsia payback time over at... More

Taking Us Behind the Scenes

The Washington Post's David Finkel today has a fascinating behind-the-scenes-at-the-Bureau-of-Labor-Statistics article in which he describes the run-up to the release... More

Gaming the Media 101

By Liz Cox Barrett Any political campaign advisor worth his six-figure paycheck knows how to game the media. For example,... More

AP’s Lazy Laundry List

As Campaign Desk has pointed out (more than once), sometimes the press takes talking points from a political party or... More

The L.A. Times Discovers Mrs. Dickerson

Newsflash from the Los Angeles Times: The longer a candidate is out on the campaign trail, the more proficient he... More

Still “Shocking” After All These Weeks

To students of Greek mythology, Echo is a beautiful wood nymph; to Campaign Desk, echo journalism is a vampire, and... More

Becky Diamond on “Pulling Teeth” and Orange Bowling on the Kerry Campaign

Becky Diamond Since September, 35-year-old Becky Diamond has been on the campaign trail (plane, bus, rental car) covering Sen.... More

Reggie On the Rocks

While bigshot East Coast reporters explored the Republican National Committee's impressively outfitted Reggie the (voter) Registration Rig yesterday amid the... More

Total Republicans Live

Campaign Desk/Liz Cox Barrett After a night's rest in Secaucus, New Jersey, Reggie the Registration Rig -- the Republican... More

Serving Up the Green Stuff

With plenty of deliciously partisan back-and -forth to tempt a political reporter's tummy lately, The Christian Science Monitor's Brad Knickerbocker... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

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