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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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