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Nir Rosen operates outside up-armored news bureau compounds to bring the muffled voices of Iraqis back home to the States.
By Paul McLeary May 25, 2006 at 03:18 PM
Nir Rosen's voice is quiet, almost gentle, and at first it's a little difficult to hear him when I call... More
The U.N. wonders why many international stories don’t receive the coverage they deserve. The short answer (at least in the U.S.) is: Editors know their audience.
By Paul McLeary May 17, 2006 at 02:42 PM
On Monday, the United Nation's Department of Public Information unveiled its annual list of the world's "10 most under-reported stories."... More
More on reporters in Iraq, permanent-looking military bases, and inane conversations among celebrities.
By Paul McLeary May 16, 2006 at 02:00 PM
In New York magazine this week, writer Jennifer Senior looks at life among reporters in Baghdad. The piece is certainly... More
ABC News reports that the federal government may be tracking its phone calls. Will this story disappear just like previous revelations about reporters caught up in domestic surveillance programs?
By Paul McLeary May 15, 2006 at 03:32 PM
On ABC News' blog "The Blotter" this morning, Brian Ross and Richard Esposito reported that a "senior federal law enforcement... More
A barrage of press releases claiming media inaccuracies shows that new Press Secretary Tony Snow may be more nimble and adept than his predecessor – but not any more correct.
By Paul McLeary May 12, 2006 at 04:32 PM
In the latest battle between 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the media, the White House has taken to sending out flurries... More
There are many reasons for the soaring cost of gas, but looking at the relationship between politicians and energy companies seems to be off-limits for some reporters.
By Paul McLeary May 12, 2006 at 04:01 PM
As the economist Milton Friedman once said, "The business of business is to make money." True enough, but it is... More
A few stories, culled from different news outlets, paint a curious picture for local television stations.
By Paul McLeary May 10, 2006 at 02:36 PM
Sometimes it takes a few different stories, appearing in different news outlets, to tie an issue together and put it... More
What do you get when you cross a noir-inspired op-ed with a think tank economist? An enjoyable business column.
By Paul McLeary May 8, 2006 at 05:05 PM
We've complained more times than we would like to recall about the stilted, often leaden way in which most business... More
The New Republic and RedState.org don’t see eye-to-eye over a new poll about how much Ameicans trust the media.
By Paul McLeary May 5, 2006 at 04:56 PM
Jonathan Chait over at the The Plank, the New Republic's blog, takes issue with the conservatives at RedState.org, who he... More
Mark Jurkowitz on the difference between writing for newspapers, alt-weeklies and blogs, and his new role at the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
By Paul McLeary May 5, 2006 at 02:47 PM
Boston Phoenix media critic Mark Jurkowitz announced this week that he will be leaving the paper in July to become... More
Failed 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui gets life in prison, instead of the death penalty for his knowledge of the plot, and the blogosphere steps back to reflect on what this all means.
By Paul McLeary May 4, 2006 at 12:07 PM
So, failed 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui gets life in prison, instead of the death penalty for his knowledge of the... More
A correspondent for the network reports yet another sensitive thread of the Valerie Plame story, bringing forth much chatter from bloggers.
By Paul McLeary May 3, 2006 at 02:00 PM
Last night on Chris Matthews' show, Hardball, MSNBC correspondent David Shuster reported that former CIA officer Valerie Plame was working... More
The New Republic punctures the image of a blowhard, while Reason takes a cheap shot at reporters in Iraq.
By Paul McLeary May 2, 2006 at 02:09 PM
The New Republic kicks off the magazine report this week with a look at the life and times of Senator... More
The writer decries the military’s program for embedding journalists with military units, but she misses the point entirely - and misreads history.
By Paul McLeary May 1, 2006 at 04:05 PM
Nora Ephron, for all her prodigious gifts as a writer, appears to have some trouble grasping the linear nature of... More
Bloggers react to a story about expanded presidential authority, news that al Qaeda has allegedly been defeated in Iraq and Stephen Colbert’s Sunday speech mocking the Washington press corps.
By Paul McLeary May 1, 2006 at 12:34 PM
In a startling piece of journalism, the Boston Globe reported yesterday that "President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to... More
#Realtalk: This isn’t another ‘golden age’ for print - But it is one for media
Social media in smaller markets - How three social media managers deal with smaller markets and more local coverage.
A rally for laid-off Sun-Times photogs - A protest Thursday morning drew about 150 picketers to the newspaper’s headquarters
Reporting, or illegal hacking - Scripps reporters are accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Exchange Watch: California Dreaming - Low healthcare premiums on the West Coast were trumpeted as a big, good-news Obamacare story. But: “Compared to what?”
And he used his media clout to make it a thing
Some people don’t seem to think so
The paid product its prez teased a few months back has arrived
Business Insider launched an excellent attack against pie charts. But if all those words are bogging you down, WaPo has a simpler version
A moonrise unlike any you’ve ever seen
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.