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Annals of Misplaced Puns, Part XXIII

The lede of the LA Times's assessment of Gustav's impact on St. Paul, "Hurricane Gustav dampens mood at GOP convention... More

Don’t Make Eye Contact

And other tips for getting where you need to go at the conventions

DENVER — As far as the media were concerned, the most powerful people at the Pepsi Center weren't the various... More

Midday At The Oasis

A look inside the HuffPost’s Zen-fueled convention spa

DENVER- "Hi, there, would you like an hors d'oeuvre?" A woman is smiling in front of me, a tray of... More

The DNCC: In Which Irony Wins Again

I'm not sure whether this is the work of a prankster or of a Fate with a dry sense of... More

Democracy in the Can?

One constant, in this celebration of democracy that is the Democratic National Convention? Exclusivity. Seriously, you need a pass to... More

Last Night’s Obamappearance: Reporters Surprised, As Well

I watched last night's floor speeches--Joe Biden's acceptance of the Dems' VP nomination; Bill Clinton's acceptance of a more general... More

Les Miserables

The Clinton speech coverage: in which Drama replaces Substance

DENVER - If there was going to be any Real News made during the Democratic convention, last night was supposed... More

Dubious Moments in Dem Promotion, Pt. 1

On Monday, Clint inaugurated our "Dubious Moments in Self-Promotion" series, in which we document the often-ridiculous ends to which media... More

Judging from the Following…

...the Huffington Post missed tonight's Unity memo. But, apparently, the site got the "Barack Is a Dignified Artist Magnet and... More

Hillary and the Big Tent

I watched Hillary Clinton's much-anticipated floor speech tonight at The Big Tent. (Not the metaphorical one--though you could argue that... More

Post-Partisan Politics, Personified!

Yesterday, Clint mentioned the lengths to which some cable news networks will go to promote themselves during the convention. (Such... More

The Speedy Biden News Cycle

Hype, meet backlash.

At 3 a.m. on Saturday, after most in the political establishment had gone to bed, disappointed and, more commonly, indignant... More

Keeping It ‘Real’

The real campaign begins… now! Wait, now! No, no, I mean now!

DENVER, COLORADO— Turns out there's one piece of news—real news!—to be learned about the Democratic convention, which is otherwise an... More

Unfunny Convention Spoof of the Day

Presidential nominating conventions are eminently mock-able. (The Pomp! The Puffery! The retina-searing sea of red, white, and blue-sequined cowboy hats!)... More

“End of the Line” at the Times?

August 22, 2008 Dear Shark, We're writing to express our gratitude for letting us jump you today. We couldn't have... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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