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Clinton Gets the Star Treatment

The Indy paper makes its endorsement

The Indianapolis Star, Indiana's biggest paper, is endorsing Hillary Clinton to become the Democrats' presidential nominee. The decision came down,... More

Lipstick Jungle

Ohmygod, the economy is awful right now. It’s really, like, wretched. I was in Bloomie’s the other day, and I... More

Murder with Impunity

The Committee to Protect Journalists just released its Impunity Index, a list of the countries with the worst records for... More

Bus-ted!

The phrase "under the bus"—as in, to throw someone under the bus, or betray them—has long been a favorite on... More

Priorities

Why didn't The New York Times's "blockbuster" military analysts story get more traction? "Out of sight, out of mind" might... More

The Anatomy of Anger

America, meet “Angry Obama”

Barack Obama is angry. He is outraged. He is appalled. He is offended. He is profoundly, genuinely sad and shaken.... More

Dept. of Hubris

In response to the moderator-less debate to which Hillary Clinton challenged Barack Obama last week, Fox & Friends aired a... More

Times Op-Ed Page: The Bizarro World Edition

When partisan lines get crossed

Yesterday, as most Mondays do, brought an extra-special meeting-of-the-minds to the op-ed pages of The New York Times. Yep: the... More

Together at Last: Hill and Bill (The Other One)!

O’Reilly’s Clinton factor

Hold onto your Talking Points, everyone: Hillary Clinton will make her first-ever appearance on The O'Reilly Factor on Wednesday night!... More

The Goldberg Variations

Yesterday afternoon, a new writer trotted into The Atlantic’s impressive stable of bloggers: Jeffrey Goldberg rolled out the magazine’s latest... More

Jimmy Carter: I Couldn’t Become President in Today’s Media World

During his appearance on The Daily Show last night, former president Jimmy Carter told Jon Stewart that...he couldn't have become... More

Elizabeth Bennet, Meet Elizabeth Edwards

The health care advocate offers an ironic take on campaign coverage

About halfway through Elizabeth Edwards's campaign-coverage criticism on yesterday's New York Times op-ed page came one of the most affecting... More

Mystery No Longer!

Obama’s backgrounders come forward

The Pennsylvania primary, as has been widely lamented at this point, left many a lingering question in the minds of... More

Seats of Power

NPR looks at The Other Campaign: 2008’s Senate Race

Hey, Democrats! You know how your party is basically on the verge of implosion, teetering on the precipice of permanent... More

Seriously, Keith?

Keith Olbermann provides Exhibit W in the case of Hillary v. MSNBC

This is getting ridiculous. On Wednesday night's Countdown, Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman, discussing Hillary Clinton's continued presence in the... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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