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Danger! Distress! Crisis! Collapse!

And other scare-making takeaways from Bush’s address

Last night, President Bush did what he probably should have done two weeks ago: address the American people about the... More

The Elephant in the Control Room

Should Andrea Mitchell be reporting on the economic meltdown?

When Andrea Mitchell reports on the current financial crisis—or on anything that relates to the crisis, which is, these days,... More

A(ggressive) P(assively)

Hey, Ron Fournier! You know that whole "accountability journalism" thing you're trying? Well, there's a fine line between accountability and... More

Wonder Cover

The American Society of Magazine Editors has named the finalists for its annual magazine cover art contest. "Cover of the... More

Numb and Numb-er

In which we have to ask, yet again: “Where’ s the outrage?”

Of the many images of Hurricane Katrina that endure in the mass consciousness, one of the most indelible is that... More

In the Category of “Pithiest Treatment of Paulson’s Bailout Proposal,” the Winner Is…

...The Wall Street Journal! Per the paper's analysis of the Bush administration's proposed $700 billion mortgage buyout plan, currently under... More

Race-Baiting Redux?

A quick-spreading fire can be a cautionary tale

If Campaign 2008 is a china shop and discussions of race are the china, then the media are the bull.... More

This Is Why So Many People Think the Media Are Tools

An ad for a panel hosted by Mediabistro: More

In the Moo’d

Call it the Goldilocks approach to political journalism. Many campaign-related articles we read are too cold (informative, maybe, but not... More

Come On, Slate

Newly posted on Slate is an essay--a kind of analysis-meets-memoir--about Growing Up Alaskan. It's a nice piece, evocative and full... More

Major Trouble

The McCain campaign has a new ad out attacking Obama's legislative record. It begins with a voice-over: "On the biggest... More

Finger off the Pulse

PEJ releases research results that are fairly shocking: In the nine months leading up to the current Wall Street crisis,... More

Point of View: The Bubba Edition!

If you, as I did, thought that John McCain's appearance on The View last week was as awkward as the... More

Stewart on Palin Interview: “Hannitized for Your Protection”

Jon Stewart wasn't too impressed by the Hannity/Palin interview, either. More

Election Day Worries, Already

You know all the work and all the worrying and all the strategy and all the tragedy and all the... 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

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