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‘Surrogate’ Labor

Does the term-of-the-moment need its own stand-in?

I hadn’t heard the word “surrogate,” out of the context of motherhood, for quite some time. Until this past week,... More

Dennis the Menace?

The Vegas debate, missing in…Vegas

It was a triumph of the First Amendment. Or of Corporate Media. Or, perhaps, of both. Regardless, yesterday’s pre-debate legal-battle-in-a-bottle... More

Playing Telephone with MLK

How the press fanned the Dems’ “racial tension”

Psst, did you hear?...Hillary Clinton is questioning Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy...Pass it on… Psst…the Clinton camp is saying the... More

Men in the Diner

Manchester’s media darlings, after the storm

MANCHESTER, NH - A few miles north of downtown Manchester, in a quaint neighborhood of narrow, wooden houses and compact,... More

On Radio Row

A peek inside the Talk Radio factory

MANCHESTER, NH - On the second floor of Manchester’s Radisson Hotel, a gaggle of gawkers clogged the blocked-off entrance to... More

All’s Quiet on the Obama Front

Behind the scenes at last night’s Obama rally in Nashua

NASHUA, NH - Last night, before Barack Obama made his concession-speech-that-wasn’t, before pundits talked about History Being Made (by Obama),... More

Play Misty for Me

The media on The Moment

MANCHESTER, NH - In less than twenty-four hours, it got so much attention that it ceased to need an explanation.... More

The Energy Issue

Not that one, the other one

SALEM, NH - Ask someone to describe What It’s Like on the campaign trail, and there’s one word you’re pretty... More

Radio Waves

Voting = luvin’ in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, NH - Driving around New Hampshire from event to event, three things keep my mind occupied: 1) the scenery--gorgeous,... More

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Gibson

A classy move at Saturday’s Manchester debate

Saturday night's GOP/Democratic debate featured an unusual moment: ABC's Charlie Gibson, its moderator, took advantage of the debate's back-to-back, Republicans-then-Democrats... More

The X Factor

Q&A: Tim Townsend on Romney and religion

Tim Townsend has been the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s religion reporter since June 2004, and his religion coverage has also been... More

Le Blog du Temps

Fashion goes online at the Met

The venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art, sentinel of centuries past, has officially joined the 21st: in its new exhibit, “blog.mode... More

The Big Picture

Movie journalists get an image makeover

The movie poster for this fall’s The Hunting Party features a black-and-white photo of Richard Gere and Terrence Howard, press... More

Herd, Not Seen

The biggest winner of NPR’s Democratic debate? Its format

Yesterday afternoon, in a small room two doors away from the lobby of Des Moines' Iowa State Historical Building, two... More

Play the Juggernaut Match Game!

Kurtz reports on the tragicomedy that is covering Clinton

For all you reporters cursed with the thankless task of covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign-turned-juggernaut, we feel your pain. Iowa’s a... 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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