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The Witt and Wisdom of the Campaign Press

We were browsing through the Orlando Sentinel when we came across a piece by reporter Mark Silva about John Edwards'... More

Dan Kennedy on Mickey Kaus, the Boston Press, and the Red Sox

Dan Kennedy and his daughter Becky Dan Kennedy is a senior writer and media critic for the Boston Phoenix,... More

Target: Campaign Desk

Mickey Kaus' disdain for John Kerry has now become so delusional that he has begun to assume that Kerry's own... More

The Yankees, the Olsens, and the Veepstakes

Mickey Kaus isn't happy with The New York Times's write-up yesterday of its own NYT/CBS poll. The Times chose the... More

The Mis-Education of Nedra Pickler

When the going gets tough, reporters too often check out. Covering a speech by John Kerry today on higher education,... More

Michael Moore, Evangelical Christians, and “Avant-Garde Nightclubs”

For those of you who were too distracted by the surprise early-handover-of-sovereignty-in-Iraq decision to notice, Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" came... More

Dog Bites Man in Nevada

Check out the lede to this story in today's Las Vegas Review-Journal: "A chief strategist for John Kerry's campaign said... More

Clinton Exhales

Most of the good parts of "My Life," Bill Clinton's 957-page memoir, have already come out in the last week... More

Lou Dobbs Offers Half a Loaf

Last week we revealed that CNN's Lou Dobbs, who uses his nightly news show to finger corporations which outsource jobs,... More

Parroting the President

Conservatives, including the vice president himself, have been quick to attack press coverage of the 9/11 Commission's finding that there... More

The Two Faces of Lou Dobbs

In April, John Kerry's campaign released a TV ad attacking President Bush for supporting the export of U.S. jobs overseas.... More

You Could Find It in the New York Times

In today's New York Times, Richard Stevenson, covering President Bush's trip to Missouri to tout his Medicare drug benefit, writes... More

What To Do This Week

The news media is in full dead-president-in-state mode until Friday, and President Bush and John Kerry have stopped campaigning for... More

Taking Life Easy at Human Events

Sometimes, this whole "reporting" thing is just too easy. Late last month, the Washington Post turned its attention to some... More

Didn’t Make Sense the First Time, Doesn’t Make Sense This Time

In today's Washington Post, Paul Farhi gives new life to Howard Fineman's flawed logic about "bellwether" counties. Farhi travels to... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


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.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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