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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

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

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

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

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

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