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Who Vetted Giuliani’s Speech?

Giuliani's on fire at the RNC. He's knocking (mocking) Obama's record of voting "present" in the Illinois State Legislature, capping... More

Jon Voigt’s Car

The Republican National Convention. Everyone who's anyone in the GOP, from legislators to delegates to lobbyists to cabinet members to... More

A Page from The Page

Or, how to promote your blog on the cheap

ST. PAUL — Perhaps the only thing rivaling the promotion of the parties' platforms during their nominating conventions has been... More

Stephanopoulos’s Date with History

And we mean that literally. Well, kinda. As the This Week host tried to make his way into a downtown... More

Dubious Moments in Self-Promotion, Part 3: Fox News

Below, a sample of the white-plastic hats that were all the rage at the RNC after they were handed out... More

Delegates and Media: Set in Their Ways?

ST. PAUL -- Below, the results of a highly unscientific survey I conducted today in the Xcel Center and its... More

Overheard at the RNC

Donna Brazile is chatting with Mark Halperin as they walk through an atrium adjacent to the Xcel Center. She asks... More

Getting the Shot, Part 1: The Protest

ST. PAUL -- The story of the day yesterday, besides the landfall of Hurricane Gustav and the revelation of Bristol... More

S-W-A-G and the R-N-C

In which the “Limited Convention Edition” box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese enters our lives

ST. PAUL -- Below, the contents of the "media welcoming" bag (black, tote-style, printed in white and red with various... More

Telling Convention Photo of the Day

Media, covering the convention by recording...other media. Recorded by...me(dia). More

Scrum Beat

The view from the center of the photog scrum during Laura Bush's sound check at the Xcel Center yesterday evening: More

Unfunny Convention Spoof of the Day: the GOP Edition

Last week, we pointed to an object lesson, courtesy of The New York Times, in How Not To Mock the... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

Bloggingheads

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

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