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Ryan Lizza Ponders the 15-Minute News Cycle, the Campaign Trail, Blogs and the Washington Post’s New Cicadas Beat

Ryan Lizza is the White House correspondent -- and has been covering the 2004 presidential campaign -- for The New... More

Good Things Come in Twos

Maybe the conventional wisdom that President Bush's speech about Iraq Monday night put the pressure on Sen. John Kerry to... More

Religious Wrong?

Ryan Lizza, writing on his blog for the New Republic, returns from a conference on religion and politics with some... More

Ad-ing Up the Facts

The New York Times gets points for a story today by Jim Rutenberg, headlined "Campaign Ads are Under Fire for... More

Bicycles, Blogs, and Mr. Burns

Is it just us, or have the candidates taken an unusual number of spills while exercising so far this campaign... More

Battleground Baloney

We knew this would happen sooner or later. And now, thanks to Howard Fineman, it's happened sooner. It's battleground state-ism... More

Tax Attacks Lack Facts

We can say one thing for Mike Glover's Associated Press dispatch today about a speech by John Kerry in Portland,... More

Curbing the Kerry Enthusiasm

In what the Note -- itself a must-read -- calls a must-read, Michael Duffy, Matthew Cooper, and John Dickerson of... More

Anonymous Assault

Campaign Desk has noted the press corps' affinity for anonymous sources before. Too often reporters err by allowing political operatives... More

In the Dark on Wesley Clark

In a piece today that looks at several of John Kerry's choices for a running-mate, Nedra Pickler of the Associated... More

Reporting That’s “Not a Success”

A little precision from the press corps can sometimes go a long way. Yesterday John Kerry gave an interview with... More

Just Say No

Was this a story? NBC's "Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" last night ran a short segment on the impact of... More

When an Editor Chases “Balance” Over a Cliff

Editorial pages editors have long wrestled with the question of how to treat letters to the editor. Should a newspaper... More

David Brock on Rush Limbaugh, Campaign Desk, and “Media Matters for America”

David Brock is the author of four political books, including the forthcoming The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How... More

Letting the Sun Shine in to the Sunshine State

As we've noted before, coverage of Election 2004 has so far been lacking in detailed, on-the-ground assessments of the campaigns'... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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