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Joe, Cool

While "Joe" (as in, The Plumber) was a frequently-used word during last night's debate, "cool" is a frequently-used word in... More

Apples to Acorn

Fox News may be ahead in quantity of Acorn-related coverage (between Saturday and today at 3:00pm, TVEyes shows 556 mentions... More

Intro to Campaign Reporting

From the New York Times's scene from Hofstra University, host of tonight's presidential debate: In a class on nonverbal communication,... More

Joe McCain, Ex-Reporter, Wants To Talk

Sen. John McCain's younger brother, a onetime reporter, wants the McCain campaign to re-open press access (to the candidate and... More

“Tone and Tactics” Coverage

From PEJ's report on last week's campaign coverage: [T]he media narrative of the campaign focused on tone and tactics last... More

AP: What “Could” Happen at Debate

From the AP's Liz Sidoti: Advisers for each candidate say he will use the final debate to lay out his... More

Wolf Blitzer, Mother’s Helper?

From The Daily Beast's "Dear Sarah" letter offering advice to Gov. Palin should she find herself D.C.-bound: When a busy... More

Tomorrow Night: The Third Presidential “Something”

Dan Rather talking presidential debates at the Time Warner Media/Politics conference today (h/t Michael Calderone): "First of all, these aren’t... More

Oh, There’s Been A Moratorium On That?

From the Washington Post's Dan Balz: But there ought not to be any moratorium on asking hard questions of both... More

Mr. Andrea Mitchell

Megan recently explored the trouble with Andrea Mitchell reporting, as she does sometimes on MSNBC, on the current financial crisis... More

Column Pairs Well With Cheez-Its

In high school, Maureen Dowd confides in her New York Times column yesterday, Dowd "translated swatches of Julius Caesar's 'The... More

The AP’s Exclusive With “Wasilla Heartthrob”

Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin's fiancé, "agreed to talk" to the Associated Press's Adam Goldman ("despite the presidential campaign's advice in... More

NYT: Ten Percent “Policy Substance”

Clark Hoyt on election coverage in the New York Times: Through Friday, of 270 news articles published in The Times... More

“Well, Have Ya Seen the Latest Cover of Newsweek?”

Because "any woman who sees this cover," Republican media consultant Andrea Tantaros explained yesterday on Fox News, "will be shocked... More

It’s Not What They Say About You…

...it's what they whisper. The Washington Times might endorse Barack Obama, "insiders" whisper to U.S. News & World Report. "Times... More

Pirates’ Spokesman Still Speaking

You forgot about that Somali-pirates-holding-Ukranian-vessel story, didn't you? The latest: that ship is still being held, NATO is sending ships... More

CBS News: “McCain Plane Better Than Obama’s!”

Reading some of the gripes CBS News's Dean Reynolds writes up in his online Reporter's Notebook this week reminds me... More

Suddenly Funny

Remember back in July when the New York Times' Bill Carter reported that political comedy was at a loss? When... More

Reality Brokaw, Rated

Pacts before facts

There was a moment during last night's debate when Tom Brokaw said, with an edge to his voice: Since the... More

Reality Brokaw

Also during Tom Brokaw's appearance on MSNBC this morning, Joe Scarborough asked Brokaw, since he "had the best seat in... 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.”

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