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Barack Obama: No Sweat

So, in addition to his many other otherworldly qualities—the leg-thrilling oratory, the generation-uniting charisma, the Halo of Hope that bathes... More

CNN on Myanmar, Part II

Earlier this week, we praised the outlets that are keeping the story of Myanmar's devastation in both the news and... More

The Daily Show Institutes the Dobbs-O-Meter

In the wake of McCain's and Obama's appearances at the National Council of La Raza conference earlier this week, Jon... More

WaPo: Double Decker Danger!

Good lord. The Washington Post, in the midst of rolling out its big, bold, incredibly odd Chandra Levy inquiry, fronts... More

From the Madd(ow)ing Crowd

Wow, who knew how many people love Rachel Maddow?? In the wake of Jacques Steinberg's New York Times profile of... More

Breaking: TIME Magazine Uses “Frenemies” in a Headline

The Us Weekly-ization of journalism might just be complete. On TIME magazine's Web site to check out the candidates' takes... More

Yglesias: Totally in the (Think) Tank

Matt Yglesias, Atlantic reporter and uber-blogger, announced last night—after his news was outed by colleagues—that he'll be leaving the world... More

Where’s Education? Part III

It’s hard to find the education in McCain’s ed speech coverage

Yesterday, for the first time during the 2008 presidential campaign, John McCain issued a set of specific policy proposals for... More

Injusticia

Reporters at San Francisco's leading Spanish-language TV news station make roughly one quarter less in base pay than their English-language... More

Meme Me Up

The evolution of the ‘terrorist fist jab’

Bill Safire must be loving this. Campaign 2008, for everything else it has to recommend it, has also proven to... More

Keeping Myanmar in the News

Kudos to the outlets that do it

It’s been over two months since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, killing some 130,000—130,000—people, affecting 2.4 million, and wreaking havoc on... More

In Which Two Rivals May Marry

Beatrice and Benedict. Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Looks like another couple may soon be... More

“There’s No Muslim on This Boat”

…and other assorted Obama humor

In light of New Yorker-gate Cartoon-gate Blitt-gate Have-We-No-More-Sense-Of-Humor-gate Cover-gate, the Times today bears sad tidings: Barack Obama's not funny. Yep,... More

McRubber, McGlue

For McCain, another week of Teflon

Last week—the first following the McCain campaign’s big shakeup—was supposed to have marked a New Beginning for the Arizona senator.... More

Flipping Out

A modest proposal: enough with the “flip-flop”

The shift came quickly. Barack Obama remarked last Thursday that, given recent developments on the ground in Iraq, he might... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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