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Fifty-seven

That's the number of times the term "cone of silence" has been used in television coverage since Saturday's Saddleback interviews,... More

On Their Merits

The press needs to press the candidates more on “merit pay”

During this weekend’s Pander to Evangelical Voters Forum Pander to Rick Warren Forum Purpose-Driven Forum Saddleback Civil Forum—an event during... More

Love, Exciting and…News?

That Barack Obama is so coy. We've been waiting for months for the Democrats' Intended to reveal his choice of... More

No Mo’ PoMo

Keep critical theory out of campaign coverage

In his Washington Post column yesterday, David Broder wrote of interviewing both presidential candidates: "The first question I asked John... More

Breaking! CJR Has the Next Issue of the Montgomery County Bulletin

Featuring plenty of classic articles “by” Mark Williams

Thanks to Jody Rosen’s piece (“Dude, You Stole My Article”) in Slate yesterday, the Montgomery County Bulletin is getting a... More

David Brooks, Meme-Maker

Is Obama too slippery for his own good?

A few weeks ago, David Brooks tested his meme-making abilities with a column that portrayed Barack Obama as a conflicted... More

The “Race Card” Game: Ginned Up?

Politico's Avi Zenilman makes a great observation: The "race card" dispute between McCain and Obama has baredly shown up on... More

African-American Bloggers Discuss the “Race Card” Story

And many ignore it altogether

As the media have been talking, today, about the "race card" being officially "played" in the presidential campaign, we've heard... More

No, This Isn’t from The Onion

Just wanted to clarify. More

The Daily Show: “We have a GED in news”

Let's start the day with a bit of levity: The Daily Show ribs cable news' slightly self-aggrandizing self-promotional nicknames for... More

Schmidt Me, Baby, One More Time

Obama’s like Britney…(don’t) pass it on!

Well, it’s official: the campaigns have Gone Negative. And in this case, alas, negativity’s harbinger was none other than...Britney Spears.... More

While My Guitar Gently Veeps

Please, could we give the Veepstakes just a little more substance?

Who doesn't love the Veepstakes? Not only is the whole game fun to play—Clue and CandyLand rolled into one!—but it... More

Slow Claps for David Brooks

You know that classic, climactic moment in movies, when someone gives a controversial-yet-rousing speech, and the audience, silent at first,... More

Tonight on The NewsHour: The Changing Look of the Book Review

As Liz reported last week, the LA Times Book Review has become the latest victim of the LA Times's bottom-line-eyed... More

Did Obama Snub the Troops?

Blogs do reporting; MSM does stenography

Did you hear the one about Barack Obama not caring about our troops? About being so obsessed with his image... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


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”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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