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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

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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