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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

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