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Paris Hilton, Swing Voter?

Single women are this election's hot demographic, The Washington Post's Paul Farhi informed readers yesterday. Specifically, the "massive and largely... More

Bill Sammon on Querying the “Delegator-in-Chief,” Being a “Must-Call,” and Fielding His All-Reporter Dream Team

Bill Sammon has been the White House correspondent for The Washington Times since 1998 and a political analyst for Fox... More

Off the Charts

There has been much speculation in the media over whether the White House decides in advance of televised presidential press... More

Thumbsuckers Switch Thumbs

While CNN and the Washington Post (among others) continue to focus on the veep-stakes -- and the latest odds for... More

Alexandra Marks On Dean’s Downfall, Reporting On Her Former Boss, and “Firing” Lieberman

Alexandra Marks Alexandra Marks is a New York-based senior correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor where she has worked... More

Whole Lotta Tree-Shakin’ Going On?

While some are tired of fly-swatting, many sphere-dwellers are doing their best to exterminate the pests creating the post-Rice testimony... More

It’s Group Hug Time in the Blogosphere

It's game day as National Security Adviser Condaleezza Rice goes to the mound against the lineup of the 9/11 Commission,... More

Say Kids, What Time is It?

In a headline reminiscent of the Howdy Doody Show theme song (feel free to sing along, now) Electablog's Dave Pell... More

You Talkin’ to Me?

The President traveled to the Tar Heel State on Monday, accompanied by the usual press entourage. Polibloggers, as far as... More

Glover in No Hurry, Nagourney Moving Fast

Remember the scene from the movie "Annie Hall" in which Woody Allen's psychiatrist asks him about the frequency of his... More

Waffles, Veepstakes and a Quiz

Duck! It's bombs away in the blogosphere this morning, and the target is Google. It's dyspepsia payback time over at... More

Taking Us Behind the Scenes

The Washington Post's David Finkel today has a fascinating behind-the-scenes-at-the-Bureau-of-Labor-Statistics article in which he describes the run-up to the release... More

Gaming the Media 101

By Liz Cox Barrett Any political campaign advisor worth his six-figure paycheck knows how to game the media. For example,... More

AP’s Lazy Laundry List

As Campaign Desk has pointed out (more than once), sometimes the press takes talking points from a political party or... More

The L.A. Times Discovers Mrs. Dickerson

Newsflash from the Los Angeles Times: The longer a candidate is out on the campaign trail, the more proficient he... More

Still “Shocking” After All These Weeks

To students of Greek mythology, Echo is a beautiful wood nymph; to Campaign Desk, echo journalism is a vampire, and... More

Becky Diamond on “Pulling Teeth” and Orange Bowling on the Kerry Campaign

Becky Diamond Since September, 35-year-old Becky Diamond has been on the campaign trail (plane, bus, rental car) covering Sen.... More

Reggie On the Rocks

While bigshot East Coast reporters explored the Republican National Committee's impressively outfitted Reggie the (voter) Registration Rig yesterday amid the... More

Total Republicans Live

Campaign Desk/Liz Cox Barrett After a night's rest in Secaucus, New Jersey, Reggie the Registration Rig -- the Republican... More

Serving Up the Green Stuff

With plenty of deliciously partisan back-and -forth to tempt a political reporter's tummy lately, The Christian Science Monitor's Brad Knickerbocker... 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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