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Another Close Comparison

There’s something about Glenn…

The works of Glenn Close (in starring and supporting roles alike) are getting a workout from campaign observers observing the... More

Dazed and Confused (Watching MSNBC Again)

No, Contessa Brewer, this wasn't as bad as the time back in January when you interviewed that insightful young man/book... More

Journalism’s Real Liberal Bias?

Forget a liberal bias among journalists, argues Conor Friedersdorf on DoubleThink Online. It's journalistic convention that leans liberal. That is,... More

EXUBERANT HEADLINE! Buzzkill Lede

The sound of the lede bursting the headline's bubble: Kentucky Enquirer headline: "CLINTONS' VISITS PAY OFF AS HILLARY ROLLS IN... More

Cartoon Candidates

Last night MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, to his own visible satisfaction, added to last week's colorful characterizations of Camp Clinton on... More

Lynn Sweet, The “Specialist”

The New York Observer profiles Lynn Sweet, the Chicago Sun-Times' Washington bureau chief and Obama campaign reporter. Says Sweet: “I... More

Dowd Hears Voices

Today, the New York Times' Maureen Dowd fancies herself a fly on the wall, drafting "The Last Debate" between Sen.... More

Clinton and the “Cloak of Invisibility”

How a TV critic comes to the conclusion that it's all but over for Hillary Clinton: While Sen. Obama's and... More

“Just This Great Distraction”

From tonight's Nightline story on US Weekly ("Stars, Skin, Scandal: Secrets of US Weekly"): "There was a lot of depressing... More

Today’s “Reckoning”

More "reckoning" on this morning's Today Show ("The Gender Factor: Did being a woman hurt Clinton?") in which another one... More

CNN Does=Politics! (Domestic Politics, At Least)

According to the new Campaign Coverage Index by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, last week "cable news devoted 74%... More

Never Met a Poll He Didn’t…

Hate? I thought the campaign press loved polls -- those snapshots from which all sorts of alarming conclusions may be... More

The “Reckoning”

Let the parsing of what Clinton’s near-miss means for women begin!

Jodi Kantor writes in today's New York Times: Along with the usual post-mortems about strategy, message and money, [and, I'd... More

It Pains McCain to Prevaricate?

From Matt Bai's New York Times magazine cover story on John McCain: John McCain has never been very good at... More

CNN’s Declaration of Independence

This CNN ad campaign was new to me (I saw it over the weekend on NY1). (VOICEOVER) Every American is... More

People? Perception!

What really matters (some version of which can be found in most of the Edwards Endorses Obama coverage): ``[John ]Edwards... More

John Denver? John Edwards!

TV Newser rounds up the networks' treatment of the Edwards Endorses Obama Rally last night. ABC News "spent nearly six... More

Press: Press McCain On…

Give what the Boston Phoenix's Adam Reilly sees as John McCain's "well-documented knack for charming the press into submission," Reilly... More

What 7.9 Magnitude Looks Like

Reuters (with help from stringers) puts images to the phrase China's "deadliest earthquake in decades." More

And I Swear

What is it with TV anchors and the f-bomb? Bill O'Reilly dropped it (while helming Inside Edition). Last night, "in... 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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

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!

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