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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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

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