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Mr. Wilson Goes to Washington

Dear news networks: ignore Joe Wilson. Please.

The most memorable aspect of President Obama's health care address to Congress tonight was not its rhetoric, or its resonance,... More

Raking the Muck

Which of these jobs is not like the others? Here's a clue: More

Common Knowledge

Communal news in a fragmented world

The supermarket shelves have been rearranged. It happened one day without warning. There is agitation and panic in the aisles,... More

Common Knowledge: Further Reading

Further Reading Eric Alterman’s What Liberal Media? is seminal reading in the broad field of ‘bias studies.’ The book challenges... More

WaPo Develops Visual Commenting System

Conversation on the Web can be a tricky little thing for news outlets to facilitate. At their best, stories' commenting... More

Sex on Skates Newsstands

Gotta hand it to Levi Johnston: the dude has leveraged. He took a random and semi-awkward moment in the political... More

Kennedy, in Campaign Buttons

NPR's resident "Political Junkie," Ken Rudin, offers a retrospective on Ted Kennedy's long political life...by way of his campaign buttons. More

Kennedy: An Obituary in Multimedia

The Boston Globe has a powerful multimedia retrospective of the life of Teddy Kennedy -- complete with photo slideshows, videos,... More

In Which “Glamping” Becomes a Thing

Warning: the following is not from The Onion. The following is from The Wall Street Journal, and from the mind... More

Matthews on Colbert: An Explosion of Truthiness

Without further comment, because "Matthews on Colbert" pretty much says it all. Happy Friday, everyone. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs... More

Jayson Blair, Life Coach

What happens to journalists after they resign in disgrace from their journalism jobs? Where do they go, and what do... More

Health Care and Wikipedia

Wondering how to cover health care debates? Get thee to a wiki.

Here are some things the media are generally incapable of resisting: - conflict - drama - innuendo - Sarah Palin... More

Old Job, New Trick

Behold, a new format for accountability journalism. More

Fallows: “I Was Wrong.”

The masterful James Fallows--an expert on McCaugheyology by virtue of researching her influence on the Clinton health care plan for... More

Naming and Shaming, Daily News Edition

Per Greg's post--and per his story on the profound challenges of correcting misinformation, which you should read right away--here's one... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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