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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

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