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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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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