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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

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


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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