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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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

Bloggingheads

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

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