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On Sunday, the New York Times’ public editor came out swinging over the paper’s handling of its wiretapping story, and bloggers were quick to add their own opinions.
By Paul McLeary Jan 2, 2006 at 02:13 PM
On Sunday, the New York Times' public editor, Barney Calame, came out swinging, revealing that the newspaper's management, in the... More
Surveying the year-end lists by media critics, we found ourselves dismayed that so little of the good work done by journalists came through.
By Paul McLeary Dec 29, 2005 at 03:16 PM
With the exception of ourselves -- who are a cheerful lot, unfailingly kind to small children and dogs and always... More
As the fortunes of General Motors take a turn for the worse, reporters in the automaker’s hometown, Detroit, aren’t working their sources to get the scoop.
By Paul McLeary Dec 21, 2005 at 06:20 PM
General Motors has certainly seen better days. Not only has the company's stock price fallen 50 percent over the past... More
Now that Doug Bandow has become the latest pundit caught with his hand in the cookie jar, we’re starting to learn just how many other writers and think tanks staffers are on the take from special interests.
By Paul McLeary Dec 21, 2005 at 01:20 PM
Now that Doug Bandow has become the latest conservative pundit caught with his hand in the cookie jar, we're starting... More
‘Tis the season for simplistic media stories, so perhaps it’s unsurprising that the retail sector’s complicated variables proved too much to tackle for the nation’s business journalists.
By Paul McLeary Dec 20, 2005 at 05:47 PM
The nation's retail sector is famously fickle, and explaining its ebbs and flows is no easy task. This is especially... More
With the announcement that Robert Novak is moving to Fox News we wonder: can Roger Ailes convince Bob to tell us what he told the special prosecutor about the Valerie Plame affair?
By Paul McLeary Dec 16, 2005 at 05:35 PM
With the announcement today that CNN is not renewing Robert Novak's contract, and that Fox News is bringing him aboard,... More
Two columnists turn out to have been cashing checks from scandal-plagued lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Who’s next?
By Paul McLeary Dec 16, 2005 at 04:41 PM
It's beginning to get tiring, watching the outing of a steady parade of journalists who turn out to be on... More
National Public Radio’s ombudsman, Jeffrey A. Dvorkin, posted a curious piece of ombudsmanery yesterday concerning NPR’s habit of turning to think tank flacks for commentary.
By Paul McLeary Dec 15, 2005 at 03:57 PM
National Public Radio's ombudsman, Jeffrey A. Dvorkin, posted a curious piece of ombudsmanery yesterday concerning NPR's habit of turning to... More
Cable services shouldn’t let the Federal Communications Commission bully them into offering “family-friendly” programming packages.
By Paul McLeary Dec 13, 2005 at 05:10 PM
After staying quiet for the last couple months, the Federal Communications Commission seems to finally have awakened, squinting and tossing... More
Each time the Bush administration has been caught manufacturing news, top officials claim ignorance and innocence. But the more we learn about the latest payola program, the less likely that seems.
By Paul McLeary Dec 12, 2005 at 01:53 PM
Two weeks ago, when the Los Angeles Times first broke the story of how the U.S. military is paying under... More
By Paul McLeary Dec 9, 2005 at 05:33 PM
Anthony Shadid, foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, has reported from the Middle East for a decade. He has... More
By Paul McLeary Dec 8, 2005 at 11:19 AM
As we poked around for some blog posts about the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death, it was striking how... More
The annual Manhattan meetings of newspaper executives trying to impress stock analysts aren’t where we usually look for fireworks — until MoveOn.org tried to crash the party.
By Paul McLeary Dec 7, 2005 at 03:21 PM
No one can accuse us of not loving a good media spectacle, but the annual meetings in midtown Manhattan of... More
The Secretary of Defense, it turns out, really just feels sorry for those confused reporters working in Iraq.
By Paul McLeary Dec 6, 2005 at 04:09 PM
After all this time, it turns out that Donald Rumsfeld actually feels sorry for all those befuddled reporters in Iraq.... More
By Paul McLeary Dec 6, 2005 at 12:53 PM
Time's Michael Ware, the magazine's Baghdad bureau chief, takes on an ambitious story this week, tackling the changing face of... 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?
Inside Google’s secret lab
We might deplore the practice, but posting pictures of our food online is a way to bring everyone to the table
“Every time the restaurant switched up its format, it got plenty of accompanying media coverage that let judges know they needed to return to see what was going on”
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.