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Newsweak

Consider this passage from Howard Fineman's latest online dispatch for Newsweek on the current state of the campaign: This campaign... More

Moving Among the Hunters and the Hunted

By Zachary Roth Cleveland, Ohio -- Hosting the vice presidential debate last Tuesday seemed to be the biggest thing that's... More

Reporters Flunk a (Global) Test

In last week's presidential debate, John Kerry told Jim Lehrer that he would never involve the country in a pre-emptive... More

Facing Facts - At Last!

The most encouraging part of the press coverage of last night's presidential debate has been the sudden flurry of fact-checking... More

Admitting the Problem Is Half the Battle

As we gear up for tonight's showdown in the Sunshine State, it's not hard to identify the prevailing conventional wisdom... More

CNN Circles the Wagons on Polling

Disputes over polling techniques, once the exclusive province of statistic geeks and partisan bloggers, heated up and spilled over to... More

CBS: From Trigger Happy to Gun-Shy

CBS News will postpone a prepared segment questioning one of the Bush administration's rationales for invading Iraq, the New York... More

Fumble!

CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," aired at 7pm each night, has lately added a short segment called "Campaign Playbook." Cramming as... More

Clarify This

Thanks to a reader for this one. The Associated Press reports today: "President Bush suggested on Thursday that he wanted... More

One Reporter Left Behind

Covering a speech by President Bush in Latrobe, Penn., Raymond Hernandez of The New York Times this morning writes, "Mr.... More

Setting a Low Bar

Yesterday Mickey Kaus, writing on Slate, referred to "this week's coming CW [conventional wisdom] sigh of relief that the campaign... More

Fixing Democracy, Flies on the Wall and Flirting in French

Newsweek's political reporters are good at coming up with details that seem to offer readers a fly-on-the-wall glimpse inside the... More

Dick Cheney, Dennis Hastert, Bill Schneider - Three Peas in a Pod?

At a campaign rally on Saturday with Vice President Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert declared that al Qaeda "would like... More

Fueling the Debate

James Ridgeway of The Village Voice makes a glaring error in his column urging John Kerry to just be himself.... More

Unused Tools

David Sanger of The New York Times obviously hasn't bookmarked Factcheck.org. If he had, with the flick of a finger... More

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Swedish scientists sneak Dylan quotes into articles (The Guardian)

Whoever nets the most before retirement wins a free lunch

Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

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

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