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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

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

Bloggingheads

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

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