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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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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