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  1. Blog Report

    The War Over the Wall

    April 26, 2007 01:50 PM

    In an effort to cease sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites in Baghdad, the U.S. and Iraqi troops have begun building a three-mile long concrete wall around a Sunni neighborhood in the city -- a strategy that is garnering mixed... Continue reading

  2. Behind the News

    Blogs and NBC and the MSM and Mass Murder

    April 19, 2007 01:25 PM

    Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui's multimedia manifesto, as NBC has described it, was delivered Wednesday morning to NBC headquarters in New York. The network immediately contacted authorities and made copies of the materials, which included 43 photographs and 27... Continue reading

  3. Politics

    With Troop Tours Extended, Bloggers Debate Service

    April 12, 2007 12:58 PM

    Army troops who had expected to spend one year in Iraq and Afghanistan learned yesterday that their military service would be extended to 15 months, a strategy that Defense Secretary Robert Gates says is necessary to sustain the recent troop... Continue reading

  4. Politics

    Bush Names Ambassador to Belgium, Bloggers on Top of It

    April 5, 2007 01:23 PM

    Bipartisanship has been relatively absent in Washington lately thanks to the battle over funding for the Iraq war and squabbling over the U.S. attorneys affair. But political spectators should prepare themselves for another fight on Capitol Hill, as President Bush... Continue reading

  5. Behind the News

    ‘All-Knowing’ News Network Debuts to Mixed Reaction

    March 29, 2007 02:10 PM

    The fake news business has flourished on TV and in print lately thanks to The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and the Onion. But now the Onion is spreading its satire on the Web, launching an online newscast of "serious"... Continue reading

  6. Politics

    Viral Ads and the New Democratic Moment

    March 22, 2007 02:27 PM

    While most people use their Sunday mornings to surf the Web or read the paper, an employee for an Internet strategy firm hired by Barack Obama's campaign decided to use his off day to launch a digital attack against Hillary... Continue reading

  7. Behind the News

    Writing About, and Through, Cancer

    March 19, 2007 12:46 PM

    Lauren Terrazzano, social services and child welfare reporter for Newsday, has been writing her "Life, With Cancer" column for Newsday since October 2006. Originally diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2004, Terrazzano received treatment only to find out that... Continue reading

  8. Politics

    Clinton, Obama ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ Eliciting Outrage

    March 15, 2007 03:38 PM

    Just days after General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, drew criticism for saying that homosexuality was immoral, Democratic presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are being lambasted by gay rights groups for adhering to a... Continue reading

  9. Politics

    McCain Quasi-Launches Campaign, Bloggers Largely Disapprove

    March 1, 2007 03:56 PM

    In an era when politicians like Barack Obama and John Edwards are utilizing the Web to announce their presidential candidacies, Republican Senator John McCain kept it old school, opting to announce his presidential run to millions of television viewers last... Continue reading

  10. Politics

    Post Spurs Walter Reed Changes, Blogging Debate

    February 22, 2007 02:13 PM

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. has often been revered as the premier medical facility for wounded combat veterans, but a recent series of articles by the Washington Post claims that rat infestation, moldy ceilings, and unqualified personnel... Continue reading

  11. Politics

    Is Obama Black Enough?

    February 15, 2007 02:56 PM

    Since announcing his presidential bid on Saturday, Barack Obama has faced a barrage of questions, some more relevant than others. Important queries about his lack of political experience have been accompanied by mentions of his nicotine habit and middle name.... Continue reading

  12. Politics

    Edwards Camp Comes Under Blog Fire

    February 8, 2007 02:12 PM

    The 2008 election is still far off but presidential candidates are already finding themselves ensnared in controversy, as Democratic contender John Edwards is realizing this week after coming under fire for hiring two outspoken liberal bloggers. At... Continue reading

  13. Behind the News

    Bloggers Enraged By Times Images of Soldier’s Death

    February 1, 2007 02:15 PM

    The American media have been publishing images of the bloodshed in Iraq for almost four years, but a recent New York Times Web video and photograph of a dying American soldier is sparking outrage from the soldier's family and the... Continue reading

  14. Politics

    Cowardly Wolf or Cowardly Cheney?

    January 25, 2007 02:22 PM

    Wolf Blitzer surely succeeded in "making news" with his interview of Vice President Dick Cheney on last night's Situation Room -- though, perhaps, not in the way the CNN anchor intended. Today, the story is as much about Blitzer as... Continue reading

  15. Behind the News

    Bloggers Cost Radio Station Advertisers, Money

    January 16, 2007 02:15 PM

    Apparently, talk isn't cheap, as a talk radio station is finding out the hard way. The station, KSFO-AM, has been losing advertisers after a blogger sent its advertisers audio clips of a series of culturally-insensitive remarks made by the station's... Continue reading

  16. Behind the News

    Bloggers Score Credentials, Pat Selves on Back

    January 11, 2007 03:00 PM

    Bloggers across the nation have achieved another victory in their quest to dethrone the mainstream media. When the Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial begins next week in Washington, White House correspondents from media outlets like CNN and the New York Times... Continue reading

  17. Bio

    Satta Sarmah

    Satta Sarmah is a CJR intern.

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