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On Ferrarogate

Why were Gerry’s words so unsettling?

Speaking on MSNBC this morning, Peggy Noonan issued a broad accusation against the Clinton campaign: “In their race-baiting,” she said,... More

Before the Breaking Point

The Times goes behind the scenes of the Spitzer resignation

Today's New York Times features a behind-the-scenes look at the days and hours Eliot Spitzer spent before delivering yesterday's Press... More

Blunder Cover

Which of TIME’s sharks jumped the highest?

If you’re finding yourself in need of a break from learning the already-stale-feeling details of today’s Spitzignation, TIME has just... More

The Daily Show Spoofs Spitzergate

In a scandal made to be mocked, Stewart and staff deliver

Say this about Spitzergate: at least it happened after the writers' strike ended. On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart... More

Notes on a Scandal

Silda Wall Spitzer “stands by her man”

Every so often, we in the American public find ourselves locking our eyes, raising our voices and, in a rare... More

Quick, Someone Call Alanis!

The media pounce on irony in Clinton’s “3 a.m.” ad

Oh, the juicy irony of it all: the adorable little blond child who was peacefully sleeping when Hillary Clinton received... More

Monster’s Ball

The (Samantha) Power of political insult

Stop the presses! This is huge! Late last night, Big News broke: Samantha Power, one of Obama’s campaign advisers, called... More

Women Are “Kind of Dim”: Part Two

Charlotte Allen…defends herself?

On Sunday, the Washington Post published a controversial and now-infamous article, "We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?"... More

Chris Matthews Really Wants to Say the ‘B’ Word

Keith puts his foot down before Chris puts his foot in his mouth

In their post-Super Tuesday Redux coverage yesterday, MSNBC's Brian Williams, Keith Olbermann, and Chris Matthews were discussing Saturday Night Live's... More

Huck-TV

Is the Huckster the next Pat Buchanan?

Ding, ding, ding! One thousand—one hundred—ninety-one!! John McCain didn’t just hit the mark…he surpassed it! If the presidential campaign were... More

Scenes from a Stall

For Clinton’s press corps, being kept in the loop meant being kept in the loo

The teaser says it all: “Jackie Calmes reports from the men’s room, with the Clinton campaign in Austin.” In a... More

Women Are “Kind of Dim”

Or are they? The Post loses track of its air quotes

Nope, you’re not reading The Onion. Nope, it’s not April 1. And, nope, it’s not 1912. The Washington Post—yesterday, March... More

Manorexia? Meet Drunkorexia

The NYT identifies its latest phenomenon

The New York Times has a proud tradition of publishing stories about Trends You Didn’t Realize Were Trends Until the... More

Harry Situation

The British press and “the great silence: redux”

During the summer of 1936, British monarch Edward VIII continued the affair that would lead, later that year, to his... More

Shrill-ary

Is Clinton’s problem as basic as her voice?

It was perhaps the most memorable line of perhaps the most memorable moment of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president. The... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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