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Danger! Distress! Crisis! Collapse!

And other scare-making takeaways from Bush’s address

Last night, President Bush did what he probably should have done two weeks ago: address the American people about the... More

The Elephant in the Control Room

Should Andrea Mitchell be reporting on the economic meltdown?

When Andrea Mitchell reports on the current financial crisis—or on anything that relates to the crisis, which is, these days,... More

A(ggressive) P(assively)

Hey, Ron Fournier! You know that whole "accountability journalism" thing you're trying? Well, there's a fine line between accountability and... More

Wonder Cover

The American Society of Magazine Editors has named the finalists for its annual magazine cover art contest. "Cover of the... More

Numb and Numb-er

In which we have to ask, yet again: “Where’ s the outrage?”

Of the many images of Hurricane Katrina that endure in the mass consciousness, one of the most indelible is that... More

In the Category of “Pithiest Treatment of Paulson’s Bailout Proposal,” the Winner Is…

...The Wall Street Journal! Per the paper's analysis of the Bush administration's proposed $700 billion mortgage buyout plan, currently under... More

Race-Baiting Redux?

A quick-spreading fire can be a cautionary tale

If Campaign 2008 is a china shop and discussions of race are the china, then the media are the bull.... More

This Is Why So Many People Think the Media Are Tools

An ad for a panel hosted by Mediabistro: More

In the Moo’d

Call it the Goldilocks approach to political journalism. Many campaign-related articles we read are too cold (informative, maybe, but not... More

Come On, Slate

Newly posted on Slate is an essay--a kind of analysis-meets-memoir--about Growing Up Alaskan. It's a nice piece, evocative and full... More

Major Trouble

The McCain campaign has a new ad out attacking Obama's legislative record. It begins with a voice-over: "On the biggest... More

Finger off the Pulse

PEJ releases research results that are fairly shocking: In the nine months leading up to the current Wall Street crisis,... More

Point of View: The Bubba Edition!

If you, as I did, thought that John McCain's appearance on The View last week was as awkward as the... More

Stewart on Palin Interview: “Hannitized for Your Protection”

Jon Stewart wasn't too impressed by the Hannity/Palin interview, either. More

Election Day Worries, Already

You know all the work and all the worrying and all the strategy and all the tragedy and all the... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


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”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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