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During President George Bush’s visit to India last week, media stories focused on an important bilateral nuclear agreement and ignored an important bilateral trade agreement.
By Paul McLeary Mar 6, 2006 at 02:36 PM
As President George Bush wound up his visit to the subcontinent last week, media stories focused almost exclusively on a... More
Business reporters have long feared and bowed before the awesome economic potential of the Chinese market, producing coverage both breathless and simplistic.
By Paul McLeary Mar 2, 2006 at 06:00 PM
Business reporters, and the media in general, have long feared and bowed before the awesome economic potential of the Chinese... More
Journalists from just about every major news organization are confusing one of the key facts surrounding the story of a foreign company taking over American ports.
By Paul McLeary Feb 28, 2006 at 05:09 PM
The American press has done a fine job stoking concerns over the fact that a company from the United Arab... More
The deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses the organization’s report on members of the media killed and jailed in 2005, and other attacks on press freedoms.
By Paul McLeary Feb 24, 2006 at 06:00 PM
Earlier this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists released its "Attacks on the Press 2005" report, which documents the number... More
If it looks like a civil war and smells like a civil war, odds are - it’s a civil war. With yesterday’s bombing of a Shiite shrine in Iraq, many pundits and bloggers are finally waking up and smelling the insurrection.
By Paul McLeary Feb 23, 2006 at 11:48 AM
As CJR Daily noted back in May 2005, if it looks like a civil war and smells like a civil... More
While bloggers are worked up over a decision to give handling of some American ports to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates, there are a few issues we think everyone is missing.
By Paul McLeary Feb 22, 2006 at 01:53 PM
While the blogosphere is getting worked up over the Bush administration's decision to give handling of the commercial side of... More
U.S. News looks at the bloody realities of life in Baghdad and New York reports on yet another reporter who might be headed for jail.
By Paul McLeary Feb 21, 2006 at 11:32 AM
Both Time and Newsweek lead this week with the Cheney shooting incident, but thanks to the vagaries of the newsweekly... More
By Paul McLeary Feb 20, 2006 at 05:58 PM
As we've noted before, political reporters in election years, desperate to make sense of events that are not yet ordered,... More
Bloggers respond to Francis Fukuyama’s declaration that neoconservatism, whatever it might once have been, is dead.
By Paul McLeary Feb 20, 2006 at 01:47 PM
Francis "End of History" Fukuyama had a piece in the New York Times Magazine yesterday entitled "After Neoconservatism," which began... More
What’s the difference between “birdshot” and “buckshot”? A live victim of a hunting accident, instead of a dead one. Yet a number of journalists don’t seem to have figured that out.
By Paul McLeary Feb 16, 2006 at 02:38 PM
Sometimes, it's the small stuff that matters most. In reading the coverage of Vice President Dick Cheney's having accidentally shot... More
A new report from MediaMatters about the ideological leanings of guests on Sunday morning talk shows suffers from one flaw: It doesn’t take into account what they actually said.
By Paul McLeary Feb 15, 2006 at 01:05 PM
On its face, the MediaMatters report on the alleged rightward shift of the guest list on Sunday morning talk shows... More
Cliff Kincaid thinks CJR Daily unfairly labeled Doug Bandow a “conservative pundit.” Problem is, conservative pundits think Bandow’s a conservative pundit, too.
By Paul McLeary Feb 13, 2006 at 04:54 PM
We enjoy reading the latest dispatches from our friends over at Accuracy in Media, a conservative media watchdog organization. And... More
The Olympics are here, and with that tradition comes another, more tedious, one: journalists squeezing “controversial” storylines out of humdrum events.
By Paul McLeary Feb 13, 2006 at 01:58 PM
The Olympics are here, and with that tradition comes another, more tedious, one: journalists squeezing "controversial" storylines out of humdrum... More
The outcry in the Muslim world over editorial cartoons has exposed deep rifts between cultures. But that doesn’t mean that no one is wrong.
By Paul McLeary Feb 10, 2006 at 04:47 PM
The American press has been wringing its hands all week over the violent controversy surrounding the publication, in September, of... More
The former CNN exec wrote Monday that two organizations that track media deaths in Iraq are undercounting those fatalities. He’s wrong.
By Paul McLeary Feb 8, 2006 at 10:45 AM
It's sadly appropriate that the war in Iraq -- that ongoing bloodbath whose very reality so often proves maddeningly elusive... More
Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star
Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily
Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics
Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance
The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”
“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.