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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

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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