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Restraint by Number

Getting just a tad tired of seeing Barack Obama's face on the covers of national magazines? Yeah, so are we.... More

Doctored Bikini Photo: 10; Reliable Source: 0

While the jury's still out on whether McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate will prove, in the... More

Media Baited, Part 8: The Missile-Dick Chicks

Sensations in both Denver and St. Paul, the "Missile-Dick Chicks" are a burlesque troupe with a social conscience, marching with... More

Media Baited, Part 6: The “Hot Flops” Crew

Hot flops--flip-flops that feature foam-rubber heads of McCain and Obama bursting, fungus-like, from their toes--have been all the rage among... More

Media Baited, Part 4: The PETA Pig

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Media Baited, Part 2: The “Vested Interests” Delegate

Meet Gordon Pederson, a delegate from South Dakota who's proven very popular with the media, for some reason: More

Media Baited, Part 1: Teddy Roosevelt

Last week, Justin reported on the antics of Media Bait in Denver. Well, those same MBers--with a crew of new... More

A Room With A View

Inside St. Paul’s DNC “war room”

ST. PAUL - Inside the Labor Center at 411 Main Street, just beyond the imposing black gates defining the perimeter... More

CNN Grilled

At the conventions, media marketing wins the day

Gloria Borger and Donna Brazile are squeezed next to each other on a red faux-leather booth with two younger staffers.... More

Honestly, Abe

Among all the political celebrities milling around the Xcel Center this week, perhaps none has gotten more attention from delegates--or... More

“Why aren’t you clapping? Are you Democrats?”

Earlier this evening, I met Brian Lambert, a Minneapolis-based media critic who's been blogging the RNC from The Liffey, an... More

“So What’s The Daily Show?”

Do Daily Show interviewees know they’re being mocked?

ST. PAUL — After watching one of those classic "man on the street" segments on The Daily Show, I always... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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