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Slim Pickens

It's a red-letter evening for everyone's favorite crotchety-oil-baron-turned-wind-power-advocate. Tonight, T. Boone Pickens will run his very own post-debate "Live Event"--an... More

Everything in Moderation?

McCain's "It’s hard to reach across the aisle from that far to the left" line just got a very audible... More

Shades of Lincoln-Douglas…and Linda Richmond

Jim Lehrer seems big on getting the candidates to, you know, talk amongst themselves. In this, he is ostensibly subscribing... More

Red, Blue, and Grey’s Anatomy

9:05 - We're watching the presidential debate on CNN, which includes an "Audience Reaction" meter as a permanent chyron on... More

Things We Lost in the Fire

A selection of stories that got buried in the news of financial turmoil

This week, the financial crisis dominated the headlines, and rightly so—it's a huge, history-making story. But the myopic financial focus... More

A Time for Tick-Tock

The New York Times's lead story this morning was, naturally, a summary of last night's dramatic meta-meltdown: the meltdown of... More

Camp McCain Pool Report: “Utter Confusion”

From McCain's most recent pool report: McCain now boarding plane at DCA with Cindy, Salter, Rudy Giuliani, wife Judith, and... More

Couric: No Love for the “Gov”?

Did Katie Couric show more, you know, deference to Joe Biden than she did to Sarah Palin in her interviews... More

McCain Wins Debate! Apparently!

One of Chris Cillizza's eagle-eyed readers makes a good catch: A Wall Street Journal story posted this morning (before, of... More

Huckateevee

Well. Like a hover craft meeting the mothership, Mike Huckabee will finally, as has long been rumored, get his own... More

Debate’s On! People on the Street in Oxford Doubtless Relieved!

On today's American Morning, CNN's Susanne Malveaux conducted the obvious ultimate person-on-the-street story, reported from the current Ground Zero of... More

More Fantastic Financial News

Or, you know, not. According to figures released yesterday by the marketing info firm TNS Media Intelligence, "ad spending during... More

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

On Monday's Campaign Desk, I suggested that mainstream journalists--who, in their zeal to provide balanced, sober, and non-panic-inducing coverage of... More

License and Registration

Ever wondered how the campaign and the economy's woes intersect in any pragmatic way in the lives of average voters?... More

1,000 Words of Bailout Dealing

Well, everyone, looks like we have ourselves a bailout deal. The Washington Post reports, House and Senate negotiators emerged from... 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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