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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

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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