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Annals of Misplaced Puns, Part XXIII

The lede of the LA Times's assessment of Gustav's impact on St. Paul, "Hurricane Gustav dampens mood at GOP convention... More

Don’t Make Eye Contact

And other tips for getting where you need to go at the conventions

DENVER — As far as the media were concerned, the most powerful people at the Pepsi Center weren't the various... More

Midday At The Oasis

A look inside the HuffPost’s Zen-fueled convention spa

DENVER- "Hi, there, would you like an hors d'oeuvre?" A woman is smiling in front of me, a tray of... More

The DNCC: In Which Irony Wins Again

I'm not sure whether this is the work of a prankster or of a Fate with a dry sense of... More

Democracy in the Can?

One constant, in this celebration of democracy that is the Democratic National Convention? Exclusivity. Seriously, you need a pass to... More

Last Night’s Obamappearance: Reporters Surprised, As Well

I watched last night's floor speeches--Joe Biden's acceptance of the Dems' VP nomination; Bill Clinton's acceptance of a more general... More

Les Miserables

The Clinton speech coverage: in which Drama replaces Substance

DENVER - If there was going to be any Real News made during the Democratic convention, last night was supposed... More

Dubious Moments in Dem Promotion, Pt. 1

On Monday, Clint inaugurated our "Dubious Moments in Self-Promotion" series, in which we document the often-ridiculous ends to which media... More

Judging from the Following…

...the Huffington Post missed tonight's Unity memo. But, apparently, the site got the "Barack Is a Dignified Artist Magnet and... More

Hillary and the Big Tent

I watched Hillary Clinton's much-anticipated floor speech tonight at The Big Tent. (Not the metaphorical one--though you could argue that... More

Post-Partisan Politics, Personified!

Yesterday, Clint mentioned the lengths to which some cable news networks will go to promote themselves during the convention. (Such... More

The Speedy Biden News Cycle

Hype, meet backlash.

At 3 a.m. on Saturday, after most in the political establishment had gone to bed, disappointed and, more commonly, indignant... More

Keeping It ‘Real’

The real campaign begins… now! Wait, now! No, no, I mean now!

DENVER, COLORADO— Turns out there's one piece of news—real news!—to be learned about the Democratic convention, which is otherwise an... More

Unfunny Convention Spoof of the Day

Presidential nominating conventions are eminently mock-able. (The Pomp! The Puffery! The retina-searing sea of red, white, and blue-sequined cowboy hats!)... More

“End of the Line” at the Times?

August 22, 2008 Dear Shark, We're writing to express our gratitude for letting us jump you today. We couldn't have... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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