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Q: When is a photo of Baghdad not a photo of Baghdad? A: When it’s Turkey. Plus, Hugh Hewitt shows the bravery of a true stateside blogger.
By Paul McLeary Mar 29, 2006 at 12:12 PM
Bloggers are raising questions about the authenticity of a photo -- purportedly of a Baghdad street -- posted on the... More
U.S. News and TNR look at Bush’s “CEO administration,” while others reminisce about Jack Abramoff and dig in to the psychology of writer Caitlin Flanagan.
By Paul McLeary Mar 28, 2006 at 01:17 PM
We find yet another chapter in the ongoing Jack Abramoff saga in this week's Weekly Standard, where writer Mark Hemmingway... More
Today in the ‘sphere, the debate over Ben Domenech’s “Red America” flameout continues, and Lara Logan draws praise for her spirited defense of the reporting being done in Iraq.
By Paul McLeary Mar 27, 2006 at 01:43 PM
The fallout from the newest young plagiarist to be exposed -- Ben Domenech -- and his resignation from the Washington... More
In his National Journal column today, William Powers questions the Washington press corps’ emotional engagement with the war in Iraq, but his point seems a little “Off Message” to us.
By Paul McLeary Mar 24, 2006 at 04:25 PM
Editor's Note: Paul McLeary reported from Iraq for CJR Daily in January. In his "Off Message" column in National Journal... More
The Washington Post’s new conservative blogger makes us wonder about the paper’s motivation for hiring him –- and about how newspapers cover conservatives.
By Paul McLeary Mar 22, 2006 at 12:17 PM
Simple fixes are rarely good fixes. Case in point is the Washington Post, which has admirably jumped into the world... More
Jon Friedman occupies a singular place in the world of media criticism - we’re just not sure what it is.
By Paul McLeary Mar 20, 2006 at 04:53 PM
Media critics are a strange lot. They're often better writers than they are reporters -- which may be why they... More
As long as the ends justify the means, and Arianna Huffington gets some free publicity out of the deal, all’s well in her backslapping celebrity blog bubble.
By Paul McLeary Mar 17, 2006 at 03:35 PM
The Arianna Huffington / George Clooney blog flap is still alive and simmering, mainly because of Huffington's post of yesterday,... More
Product placement, which before seemed to be confined to sitcoms and movies, has moved into the newsroom.
By Paul McLeary Mar 16, 2006 at 04:18 PM
Local television news is very much in the news today, and things aren't looking so good. First, the Hollywood Reporter... More
The coverage of Senator Russ Feingold’s proposal to censure President Bush has been pretty weak. Anyone paying attention?
By Paul McLeary Mar 15, 2006 at 02:43 PM
It would be counterproductive for us to try to tell reporters and editors what to cover and how to cover... More
Pundits ponder the foreign policy of both parties (or lack thereof), while The Weekly Standard brings us poolside coverage from Iraq.
By Paul McLeary Mar 14, 2006 at 12:40 PM
In this week's National Review, Rich Lowry writes about what he terms "To Hell With Them Hawks" Republicans. "These are... More
McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt says the company currently has “no deals in place,” to sell the Knight Ridder papers that it wants to unload, “but we are going to try and move quickly.”
By Paul McLeary Mar 13, 2006 at 02:21 PM
Gary Pruitt, CEO of McClatchy Co. -- and journalism's golden boy of the moment -- moved quickly to speak to... More
By Paul McLeary Mar 10, 2006 at 04:09 PM
Interesting headline on the front page of the Wall Street Journal today, but one that almost seems like it was... More
A conference on blogging and politics reveals that blogs are increasingly serving as important political tools, but nobody seems to understand how, or why.
By Paul McLeary Mar 9, 2006 at 02:45 PM
I may be woefully behind in my understanding of the blogosphere's collective will, but one thing I took away from... More
This week at the “Politics Online” conference at Georgetown University, the usual suspects churned out the usual arguments about blogs, politics, and the media.
By Paul McLeary Mar 8, 2006 at 04:16 PM
The funny thing about conferences dealing with the blogosphere is that the more of them there are, the more everything... More
Congressional mid-terms are but eight months away - and the Washington press corps is already trying to concoct a smooth, clear narrative that magically ties the whole election campaign together.
By Paul McLeary Mar 6, 2006 at 03:45 PM
It's hard to decide who is going to have the harder time this Congressional election season: The Republicans attempting to... 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.