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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

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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