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To Bomb or Not to Bomb?

A weak poll gets significant airing

A recent Zogby poll has lit up the blogosphere for several days now with its claim that a majority of... More

Hamas’s Musical Weapon

A one, and a two, and…

Journalists take note: sometimes it takes a sense of humor as dark as only the British can muster to break... More

Poll or Prophecy?

An old problem meets a new audience

Nearly two weeks ago, The Washington Post and ABC released a poll which was the first to show Clinton gaining... More

Fool’s Errand

How to quantify a candidate’s religiosity

Late Thursday, the Associated Press published the results of a Pew Research Center poll that sought to discern which presidential... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

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’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Bloggingheads

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

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