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WSJ, Where The Women Are (Not)?

Jeff Bercovici explores what he calls the "woman problem" at The Wall Street Journal, which he describes as "if not... More

Everyone’s Huffing The Same Stuff

Confirmed: the people who bring us our campaign news all read the same handful of blogs (HuffPo, Ambinder, TPM, The... More

Vacation For (From?) Obama

Obama this. Obama that. "48% of the public says they have been hearing 'too much' about Obama lately," according to... More

Covering Beijing; Reporters Feel The Heat

Two separate and unequal press centers; ever-changing rules for Who Can Report From/About Tiananmen Square (And Other Landmarks) and When;... More

McCain Likes Not (Knows Not?) What He Does

Today, the New York Times' Maureen Dowd diagnoses John McCain with an advanced case of "boy envy" (Barack Obama being,... More

How Do “Indelible Images” Get That Way?

The Boston Globe has an article today about how the presidential candidates "strive to establish [an] image and make it... More

PEJ Index: Special Snaps For Cable TV!

I know I'm supposed to be focusing on the headline to the PEJ's Campaign Coverage Index (that last week "McCain... More

Obama: “Way Cooler,” Preferred Carpooler

"Young people finding Obama way cooler than McCain," reports the Associated Press, based on a few cool-kid-on-the-street interviews (prompted, it... More

ABC News Will Not Moderate Fall Debates

Well-known news anchors for CBS, NBC and PBS will moderate the four scheduled presidential and vice-presidential debates this fall, per... More

Mission Accomplished For (That Other) Harper’s

CJR writing about MSNBC talking about the New York Post writing about* Harper's Bazaar (and its Tyra Banks-as-Michelle-Obama photo shoot... More

Noah: That Story On Obama’s Eyebrows? Pluck It.

Not only was that "could Obama's skinniness be a liability?" Wall Street Journal article...let's call it...thinly sourced, it also, according... More

ABC News’s Bentonite Story: What Now?

This ABC News-bentonite story that Glenn Greenwald has been all over at Salon raises so many Big Questions For Journalism... More

How “onlinebeerbellygirl” Made the WSJ and NYT!

Remember that "could Obama's skinniness be a liability?" story from Friday's Wall Street Journal? The one about which Megan wrote,... More

“The End of Rakan’s War”

"Would he still be alive if I didn't write about him?" is one of the heartbreaking questions Kevin Cullen, a... More

Honesty In Column-Writing (Brady on Carr)

Did Forbes.com columnist James Brady perhaps just mean to think what he actually wrote? Brady is disappointed with Night of... More

Who’s Gaining Ground In “The News Game”

Nightly network news ratings for the first half of 2008 are down from the year prior and broadcasters saw no... More

War “Monuments”

Clark Hoyt, the New York Times' public editor, wrote yesterday: Two hundred twenty-one American soldiers and Marines have been killed... More

Do Wear Tennis Whites, Don’t Talk To Reporters

Among the things members of the Phoneix Country Club are forbidden to do: 1) Use foul language or wear capri... More

Ohio Papers: McCain’s “Celeb” Ad? “Zero” Truth

A group of newspapers in Ohio (a Battleground State, you recall) is rating campaign ads on a scale* of 0... More

A Little Bit Louder Now (Shout)

The Presidential Campaign as Experienced on Cable News over the past 24 hours (though it’s not just cable and it’s... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

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

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

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

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”

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