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C-SPAN to Launch Debate Hub!

From the blessedly staid souls who brought you last month's blessedly staid Convention Hubs--online coverage of the DNC and GOP... More

Gore: Good and Plenty

Looks like Al Gore, whose global reach encompasses the Nobel Foundation, hipster television, and, you know, the actual globe, will... More

Notes from the Spin Cycle

Hannity may mock journalism; that doesn’t mean he’s above it

Say what you will about Charlie Gibson's interview of Sarah Palin last week (we certainly did). At least it was... More

The Daily Show Takes on Hollywood-in-Politics

Horrific. And hilarious. More

Martha to Bloggers: “You Have a Big Responsibility, Guys”

Today's episode of Martha Stewart's talk show--due, we can only assume, to some combination of its host's continuing attempts to... More

More Laurel-y Goodness

Earlier today, on Campaign Desk, I posted an assessment of an article by The New York Times's Jeff Zeleny--an article... More

Reporting Rhetoric, Non-Obnoxiously

Or, how to take the “er” out of “strategery”

Reporting about campaign rhetoric can be one of the trickiest balancing acts there is in political journalism. Go too far... More

Courting Decline

Perusing the Times today, I came across this sad little headline: "Supreme Court’s Global Influence Is Waning." Yeah. Not only... More

C-E-(Uh)-O

Focusing on the Fiorina gaffe wastes everyone’s time

Have you heard the one about how Carly Fiorina doesn't think Sarah Palin is qualified to run Hewlett-Packard? Or any... More

Another one…?

The New York Post is reporting that another major paper is in danger of demise. This time, it's the Star-Ledger,... More

Trooper Star

The TrooperGate story isn’t partisan. Let’s stop treating it that way.

Late Monday afternoon, as the country reeled from the news of Wall Street's implosion, a campaign-related announcement inserted itself into... More

Passport to Paradise. Or Something.

Remember Passport-Gate? That tense moment in which the media were fixated on the fact that Barack Obama's—and Hillary Clinton's!—and John... More

It’s All About the O(hio)

In the great state of Ohio, early voting in the presidential election is set to begin on September 30. (No,... More

“HELLO ECONOMY, GOODBYE LIPSTICK”

It’s a hopeful headline. Will it prove accurate?

Every cloud, they say, has a silver lining. And our current cloud--or, more specifically, the massive, murky, and menacing haze... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

Bloggingheads

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