Tuesday, September 02, 2014. Last Update: Tue 12:00 AM EST

Author Archive

Articles by Liz Cox Barrett | Email the Author

13 Days Out: What, Now?

We know what the campaign press, in general,is doing with its time now, today, thirteen days before election day. But... More

AP’s Extended Teaching Moment

Yesterday, Megan offered some suggestions for reporters for how to cover the McCain campaign's recent cries of socialism, including: "add... More

“Palling Around With Haberdashers”

So, WardrobeGate (CoutureGate? FashionPlateGate?) Politico reports that the Republican National Committee apparently has spent over $150,000 on clothing and accessories... More

Props, CNN

Yes, CNN's Dan Lothian did file a report this afternoon standing next to a canon on a Civil War battlefield... More

“David The Journalist,” “Tito The Builder”

Perhaps you've heard Gov. Palin refer to"Tito the Builder" on the trail recently (in the same bit where she calls... More

Michele, The New Zell?

Politico's Daniel Libit pronounces Rep. Michele Bachmann's "call for a media investigation into 'anti-American' members of Congress" "the macaca —... More

“What Happened to the Old Press Corps?”

Among the interesting bits of Jeffrey Goldberg's interview with Marc Salter of the McCain campaign: We also talked about Salter's... More

Accountability Journalism v. Another -Ism

The AP applied some basic "accountability journalism" (I guess?) to some recent McCain/Palin campaign trail rhetoric (emphasis mine): Republican Sarah... More

Has Scarborough Been In Touch?

Joe Biden's recent "mark my words" words -- and the way the press has handled them -- were all the... More

Afflicting The Comfortable?

While talking about how hard campaigning can be, during an interview with Cindy McCain, Fox News's Greta Van Susteren articulated... More

AP’s Tale of Two Ropelines

Two Associated Press headlines today: "Obama ropelines: bouncing babies, controlled chaos" "McCain ropelines: more discipline, less chatting" (... and also,... More

“You Have Been So Friendly…”

As mentioned in passing in this earlier post, the morning after her SNL appearance, being in town and all, Gov.... More

Echoes of Hank

Remember "McCain/Palin Tradition," Hank Williams, Jr.'s re-working of his song "Family Tradition" that was unveiled last week on the campaign... More

Laughable?

The only "press conference" Gov. Sarah Palin has conducted to date as the vice presidential nominee took place on "Saturday... More

Out of (Bounds’) Bounds

Tucker Bounds, cable news's favorite McCain campaign spokesperson, to MSNBC's Tamran Hall this morning: HALL: Let's also talk about the... More

Hate The Game

MSNBC's Chris Matthews after the debate last night: Coming up, we go to The Spin Room -- I hate that... More

Best “Plumber” Headline

The award for the best use of "Joe the Plumber" in a morning-after-debate headline could belong to... Barron's. "Plumber Takes... More

Obama on Press “Getting Carried Away”

Sen. Obama warned supporters at a fundraiser this morning in Manhattan: For those of you who are feeling giddy or... More

Pundits With “Moldy” Assumptions

Time's Joe Klein explains why political pundits (and he uses "we" in the explanation) had such a different-seeming insta-reaction to... More

Method Reporting

Yesterday, Clint and I were wondering aloud whether CNN might dress its campaign reporter like a local, in typical Long... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


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.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.