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Clinton Gets the Star Treatment

The Indy paper makes its endorsement

The Indianapolis Star, Indiana's biggest paper, is endorsing Hillary Clinton to become the Democrats' presidential nominee. The decision came down,... More

Lipstick Jungle

Ohmygod, the economy is awful right now. It’s really, like, wretched. I was in Bloomie’s the other day, and I... More

Murder with Impunity

The Committee to Protect Journalists just released its Impunity Index, a list of the countries with the worst records for... More

Bus-ted!

The phrase "under the bus"—as in, to throw someone under the bus, or betray them—has long been a favorite on... More

Priorities

Why didn't The New York Times's "blockbuster" military analysts story get more traction? "Out of sight, out of mind" might... More

The Anatomy of Anger

America, meet “Angry Obama”

Barack Obama is angry. He is outraged. He is appalled. He is offended. He is profoundly, genuinely sad and shaken.... More

Dept. of Hubris

In response to the moderator-less debate to which Hillary Clinton challenged Barack Obama last week, Fox & Friends aired a... More

Times Op-Ed Page: The Bizarro World Edition

When partisan lines get crossed

Yesterday, as most Mondays do, brought an extra-special meeting-of-the-minds to the op-ed pages of The New York Times. Yep: the... More

Together at Last: Hill and Bill (The Other One)!

O’Reilly’s Clinton factor

Hold onto your Talking Points, everyone: Hillary Clinton will make her first-ever appearance on The O'Reilly Factor on Wednesday night!... More

The Goldberg Variations

Yesterday afternoon, a new writer trotted into The Atlantic’s impressive stable of bloggers: Jeffrey Goldberg rolled out the magazine’s latest... More

Jimmy Carter: I Couldn’t Become President in Today’s Media World

During his appearance on The Daily Show last night, former president Jimmy Carter told Jon Stewart that...he couldn't have become... More

Elizabeth Bennet, Meet Elizabeth Edwards

The health care advocate offers an ironic take on campaign coverage

About halfway through Elizabeth Edwards's campaign-coverage criticism on yesterday's New York Times op-ed page came one of the most affecting... More

Mystery No Longer!

Obama’s backgrounders come forward

The Pennsylvania primary, as has been widely lamented at this point, left many a lingering question in the minds of... More

Seats of Power

NPR looks at The Other Campaign: 2008’s Senate Race

Hey, Democrats! You know how your party is basically on the verge of implosion, teetering on the precipice of permanent... More

Seriously, Keith?

Keith Olbermann provides Exhibit W in the case of Hillary v. MSNBC

This is getting ridiculous. On Wednesday night's Countdown, Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman, discussing Hillary Clinton's continued presence in the... 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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

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!

Bloggingheads

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

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