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Dr. Barack and Mr. Obama

David Brooks has an important column in today's New York Times. Important, in the sense that it establishes a meme... More

Happy Happy! Joy Joy?

Yay! Did you hear?! Today is the happiest day of the year!! The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting (h/t: Gawker)... More

About That Michello-O Hardball Ad…

or, We’ll Become Silhouettes

The HuffPost is reporting (h/t: Michael Calderone) that MSNBC has pulled, after only two airings, an ad for the Hardball... More

U-N-I-T-Y

On Friday, apparently, a week from today, the waters will part, the heavens will stir, and the light of Democratic... More

MSNBC: Killing Us Softly with Their Thong

On today’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, Willie Geist ran, as he normally does, a segment called “News You Can’t Use”:... More

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantyhose

The press promised a lot when it came to Michelle Obama’s “reintroduction.” It failed to deliver.

She hates pantyhose! She loves her girls! She shops at Target…and pronounces it Tar-get, not Tar-jay! She loved Sex and... More

Obama’s Rumor Patrol

Why isn’t the press doing this job?

Barack Obama—Barack Hussein Obama—is Muslim! Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, not the U.S.—so, per the Constitution, he is... More

Turning Point: Education

Can the press force education onto the campaign agenda?

This is part seven of a series on the start of the 2008 presidential election’s general campaign. Links to the... More

Obama’s Sense of Rumor

To what extent is reporting on an unsubstantiated rumor simply spreading that rumor? There have been, recently, insinuations circulating around... More

What a Hoot(ers): The Daily Show Takes on Sexism

With the apparent end, this Saturday, of Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency, the "was the media treatment of Clinton... More

Scandal! Oh, Nevermind

As the general election dawns, a few fewer -Gates, please!

This is Part One of a series on the start of the 2008 presidential election's general campaign. See the accompanying... More

History!

Let’s celebrate today’s first draft

Whatever your political inclinations, last night was historic. Barack Obama’s win in Montana meant that an African-American had won the... More

Booze Judgment

The Times parses Clinton’s Beer Factor

We currently find ourselves in, to put it mildly, a lull in the 2008 campaign's primary season. The delegate tallies... More

NYC’s Deadly Crane Collapse

Just after 8 a.m. today, a crane doing construction work at a high-rise building on the corner of 91st Street... More

Poor “Elite”

"Pity the poor word 'elite,' which simply means 'the best' as an adjective and 'the best of a group' as... 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”

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