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Live-Blogging President-Elect Obama’s First Press Conference

CJR staff, tongue partially in cheek, will be live-blogging Obama's first press conference as President-Elect. Feel free to join us... More

Inquiring Minds, Rejoice!

We may soon learn what Sarah Palin thinks about Alaska's chilly weather! Drudge is reporting that Greta Van Susteren--she of... More

Oprah Gives Another Endorsement

Oprah, apparently, has one more Favorite Thing to add to her list: the Chicago Sun-Times. On Wednesday, the uber-host walked... More

Kudos to the WaPo

...for this moving, important, and brilliantly written profile of Eugene Allen, a White House butler for thirty-four years who, since... More

Princess Leia Ain’t Cheap

The Chicago Tribune estimates that CNN's ridiculous/awesome/innovative/bizarre/unnecessary election-night holograms cost, in all, between...$300,000 and $400,000. Andrew Orloff estimates that, anyway.... More

Plumbers, Infomercials, Terminators, and Holograms!

Slate sums up the end of the presidential race in two minutes: More

“Unfortunately, He Was Not in the Mood to Be Pet”

Presidential pooch Barney does what his owner has probably been tempted to do on several occasions: More

Chris Matthews: “My Job Is to Help This Country”

Chris Matthews might need a refresher course...in Journalism 101. Talking about the Rahm Emanuel rumors with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski,... More

Obama Thanks Traveling Press for “A Good Long Ride”

As a long, intensive, work-filled school year comes to a close--as graduation nears, as vacation approaches--the weather isn't the only... More

Race in the Race

A Q&A with Eric Deggans, media critic for the St. Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans is the media critic at the St. Petersburg Times, a position he has held since 2005. When Obama... More

The Undecideds

Give them a break, already!

Maybe they're "sheepish." Maybe they're "proud." Maybe they're "terminally uninterested in politics." Maybe they're "fed up." Maybe they're "sick of... More

Commitment Issues

In which the LA Times is decidedly mocking of Undecideds

Is there anything in this world more baffling than an undecided voter? Lacking, as a group, the noble self-sufficiency of... More

Expanding WaPo(litical Coverage)

Next week, post-election, Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli informed staff today, DC's hometown paper will create a new Web feature... More

All Hallows (Pe)Eved

David Shuster is, apparently, that dude: the guy at the Halloween party--the smug-looking one, over there in the corner--who is... More

The Economist: The Ultimate Swing Voter

The Corner's Andrew Stuttaford reacts to The Economist's Obama endorsement: The Economist.......endorses Obama, as it did John Kerry (2004), Bill... 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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