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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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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