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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

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

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

Bloggingheads

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

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