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Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Mitt Romney

From welfare moms to “doubling Guantánamo”

This is the third in my Questions Reporters Should Ask series, which I kicked off three weeks ago with eight... More

Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Obama

The war and more

The following is the second post in my Questions Reporters Should Ask series, which I kicked off three weeks ago... More

Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Huckabee

Beyond (Wayne) Dumond

The campaign lurches along under more journalistic surveillance than ever before, but like other observers I'm often struck by questions... More

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Andrew Ross Sorkin mixes a message

One anti-Semitic protestor means what, exactly?

Andrew Ross Sorkin thinks Occupy Wall Street fizzled. Fair enough—he writes opinions, and in this one he has a lot... More

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Et tu, Ryan?

Ryan Lizza’s dubious Bill Clinton quote

Ryan Lizza is one of the most perceptive political journalists going. His reporting on Barack Obama’s White House thinking, earlier... More

Mind Games

Can neuroscience explain the crisis in news?

What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism | By Jack Fuller | University of... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


The shirt on your back

How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? We trace the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry in video, words and pictures

Anxious royalist

Fantastic letter in The Times

Coming out as a porn star

How do you tell your family and friends?

The truth about Google X

A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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