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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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