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Mitt Romney, Mormon

Did you know they wear magical underwear?

Earlier this week, Marc Ambinder predicted in the Atlantic that one of the “cons” of Mitt Romney’s “Faith in America”... More

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

The Tea Party is timeless - Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed

How misinformation goes viral: a Truthy story - Conservative media’s reaction to an Indiana University project shows how shoddy information can quickly become an online narrative

Do you know Elise Andrew? - The creator of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand

Goodbye and good luck to all of us - Dean Starkman on leaving CJR

When quitting goes viral - Thanks to social media, resignations get a global audience


Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Awareness, #Awareness, and Ray Rice (The Classical)

The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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