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CPD “Hideously Bungled” Debates

The 2008 debates were "hideously bungled by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a wholly owned subsidiary of the successful campaigns,"... More

Project Greenlight

Today, in lieu of her standard column (and column font) in the New York Times, we get a "screenplay by... More

Politico on the Biases “That Matter”

Politico's Jim VandeHei and John F. Harris take readers through political journalists' biases (the ones that "matter so much more"... More

Campaign Press, Engaged

LAT trail reporters dish on the candidates

The LA Times has twin front-page stories today chronicling a reporter's life on the road with the each of presidential... More

Extreme Made-Over (Michelle Obama Edition)

Back in June, the New York Times ">hinted that Michelle Obama (or at least, her "image") might be, um, in... More

MoDo, Bono….

Fresh off his recent blogging gig at the Financial Times, U2 lead singer Bono will join the New York Times... More

Covering That Other War

We are a nation at war(s). And while you may know something of the presidential candidates' plans for Iraq and,... More

Her Clothes May Be Beau Brummelly

Another http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/closet_confessionals.php?page=all&print=true">peek inside reporters' closets, courtesy of WardrobeGate. MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell talking to RNC Chairman Mike Duncan just now about... More

Male Journalists (With “Soft, Girlie Hands”)

Time's James Poniewozick explains how the "political press...dotes on a nostalgic definition of realness that bears ever less relation to... More

On The One Hand, Hannity….

...on the other, Olbermann. If you want to show that Fox News's Sean Hannity and MSNBC's Keith Olbermann represent opposite... More

King Kong vs. Godzilla

"People within the media gossip world [may] want to put [Arianna Huffington and Tina Brown] at each other's throats," the... More

Where Soledad Soaks (So?)

After all those hours on debate nights interviewing the Perception Analyzer People? Who among us could begrudge CNN's Soledad O'Brien... More

“My Friends,” An Explanation

"My friends," McCain began, with a verbal tic that conveys a sense of closeness with his audience.... Oh, that's what... More

“Captivating” Doesn’t Cut It

While "Palin's rise captivates" the Anchorage Daily News, the paper on Saturday endorsed Sen. Barack Obama: Gov. Palin's nomination clearly... More

School of Talk

From the New York Times' Styles section yesterday (next to the article explaining that "fashionistas" are now to be called... More

And You Will Know Us By…

That Ukranian ship stocked with weapons? Still being held by Somali pirates. The BBC has an update today and some... More

Brokaw’s “Ideal Debate”

NBC News's Tom Brokaw was on The Daily Show last night talking about his experience moderating the third presidential debate.... More

I Am Reporter

Stock market's down. Party-crashing in New York City is up. So reports amNewYork. Also? Some party crashers are posing as... More

Closet Confessionals

One of CoutureGate's coattails? Political reporters and talking heads feeling moved to air their own dirty laundry to the world... More

Be the Change You Want To See

Halloween-hooked election stories. Election-hooked Halloween stories. It's time. The (Torrance, CA) Daily Breeze is "Handicapping the winners in the Halloween... 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


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!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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