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Air Apparent, Part Two

Live TV and the virtues of restraint

Dan Rather is calm. Dan Rather is collected. Dan Rather is cautious. And he is not—repeat, not—ready to call Ohio... More

Air Apparent

TV news in the post-election world, part one

There are two general assumptions about the media that have become so common it's stopped occurring to us to question... More

Cut on the Bias

Pop quiz, before school gets out for holiday recess: What do Mark Halperin and al-Qaeda have in common? They both... More

Michelle Obama, Mother

Please, can we stop with all the “momification” talk?

A plea: can we please--please, please--all stop talking about the "momification of Michelle Obama"? Can we please stop analyzing and... More

Mag the Dog

Vanity Fair pokes some fun at the magazine industry's Obamania. "Magazines are awash in Barack-emblazoned covers," David Friend writes. "It’s... More

Oh, That’s Rich

CJR alum Kiera Butler, now of Mother Jones, turns in a nice interview with The New York Times's theater-critic-turned-political theater-critic... More

John Roberts Must Tie!

So get ready to be outraged or baffled or otherwise scandalized. Last week, John Roberts, cohost of CNN's American Morning,... More

Traffic Jam

Bucking trends, traffic for The Atlantic, Drudge, and HuffPo is actually up post-election, according to Nate Silver and Alexa. Everyone... More

White House, Gray Lady

New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Dean Baquet has just named the paper's new White House team. It includes, as... More

Kakutani’s a Poet…and, Oh, She Let Us Know It

Michiko Kakutani seems to have taken a page from pal MoDo's playbook. And not, um, a good one. In today's... More

She’s Accepted! Sources Say!

So it seems, my friends, that we have arrived at the final installment of the weeklong dramedy that has been... More

Extra-Censory Perception

Project Censored has released its annual (and forward-looking) list of the "Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009." Among them: #6... More

Copy Editors to the World: Teehee!

So. A brief vocabulary lesson. A dingleberry, for those of you who didn't grow up on a farm, is--and I... More

Politico: “We’ll Do It Live”

Politico's editors and reporters (bloggers included) are dissecting Election '08 at a conference at USC today. Watch it live, here. More

Chicken Soup for the (Campaign Junkie’s) Soul

Hey, politics junkies! Are you going through campaign withdrawal? Do you find yourself, in the quiet moments of the day,... 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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