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A rival New York newspaper goes trolling for some criticism of the Times’ disclosure, without much success.
By Paul McLeary Jun 23, 2006 at 04:46 PM
Let the pushback begin. In response to reports today about a secret Bush administration program that collects data about international... More
The Justice Department has mistakenly revealed one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s sources in the ongoing Balco steroid scandal. Was it an accident?
By Paul McLeary Jun 23, 2006 at 02:30 PM
If you thought Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi were the only people in the Balco steriods scandal guilty of bad... More
Salon provides an interesting look into a secret room at an AT&T building in St. Louis, but what it can’t provide is exactly what’s going on.
By Paul McLeary Jun 22, 2006 at 04:21 PM
In Salon yesterday, reporter Kim Zetter penned a story describing allegations by two unnamed sources that the federal government has... More
If reporters (and editors) could only wait a day, their first take on a story wouldn’t need an update.
By Paul McLeary Jun 16, 2006 at 05:39 PM
The Contra Costa Times ran a little item yesterday that left us wondering what happened to the reporting that we... More
Time’s Tim McGirk talks about being the first reporter to break the story of the alleged massacre of Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha.
By Paul McLeary Jun 16, 2006 at 03:39 PM
Time magazine's veteran foreign correspondent Tim McGirk has reported from postings such as Islamabad, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Baghdad... More
Now that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has said that he will not seek charges against Karl Rove, will Truthout.org rethink their affiliation with reporter Jason Leopold?
By Paul McLeary Jun 13, 2006 at 03:37 PM
We wonder if the folks over at Truthout.org are rethinking their affiliation with reporter and serial fabulist Jason Leopold. Leopold,... More
The New York Times adds to the recent evidence gathered by the business press suggesting that the book biz, marketing-wise, is just like any other.
By Paul McLeary Jun 12, 2006 at 06:05 PM
For whatever reasons, it seems like the book publishing industry has been making some noise in the business press the... More
The freelance reporter talks about working in Iraq and his new graphic novel based on his experiences.
By Paul McLeary Jun 9, 2006 at 04:58 PM
Why does a reporter go to a war zone? Is it careerism? Vanity? Thrill-seeking? Or is it to push personal... More
Online pundits try to read the tea leaves in a special election in California and find common ground blasting a plan to offer incentives to Iran to give up its nuclear program.
By Paul McLeary Jun 7, 2006 at 12:02 PM
And they're off! Before many of us were ready, election season '06 has officially kicked off, and it begins ...... More
Fred Barnes once again shows his fealty to the Bush clan this week, while other magazines opt for more substantitive fare.
By Paul McLeary Jun 6, 2006 at 09:52 AM
Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard, is in love. He's in love not only with George Bush -... More
Bloggers try to put into context allegations about Marine executions of civilians in Haditha, and ponder the point of introducing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
By Paul McLeary Jun 5, 2006 at 01:12 PM
What's this? Stephen Spruiell over at the National Review's Media Blog praising the New York Times? Interesting times, indeed. Jokes... More
By Paul McLeary Jun 1, 2006 at 04:31 PM
We hear it all the time: The media landscape is changing, and those who don't adapt will fall behind, or... More
The former New Republic editor discusses his new book about liberalism’s response to the threat posed by terrorism.
By Paul McLeary May 31, 2006 at 03:15 PM
On Tuesday, May 30, former New Republic editor (and current Editor-at-Large) Peter Beinart's book, The Good Fight: Why Liberals --... More
A New Yorker article typifies the Washington press corps’ tendency to hew to conventional wisdom, no matter how many times that wisdom has been proved wrong.
By Paul McLeary May 30, 2006 at 02:04 PM
There is no off-season in political prognostication. This midterm election year -- with the president's approval ratings in freefall and... More
Covering a joint press conference with George W. Bush and Tony Blair, the entire Washington media establishment recycled the same cheap shot at the two leaders.
By Paul McLeary May 26, 2006 at 01:29 PM
Every now and again the curtains are pulled back ever so slightly on the inner working of the White House... More
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
“There are some lists that have helped Jews in the past, including, most notably, Schindler’s, but…”
We are all correct
“If you wouldn’t mind using another publication to advertise your infringement tool, we’d appreciate it”
“[A]s flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything done by George W. Bush’s administration”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.