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Part of the News That�s Fit to Print

David Stout covers President Bush's speech at a pancake breakfast in Maumee, Ohio this morning for the NYTimes.com. But his... More

Who’s In Charge Here?

By Zachary Roth In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Bumiller sets out to make the case that, despite what some... More

A Modest Proposal

By Zachary Roth Both the Bush and Kerry campaigns are deep into mud-slinging already this campaign season, with no sign... More

Flying Close To the Ground

By Zachary Roth We've been wondering lately how things are going on the ground in the swing states expected to... More

Bloggers Ponder … Each Other

Instapundit, who loves nothing more than stories about conservative blogs, highlights a piece on Mediachannel.org which argues that, "The GOP's... More

Locked and Loaded

In an otherwise excellent piece on the internal dynamics of the Kerry campaign, Jim VandeHei of the Washington Post twice... More

Of Planted Questions, Rumsfeld, and Dead Parrots

One consequence of the president holding so few news conferences is that the ones he does hold generate an inordinate... More

Karen Ryan, Revisited

A fresh development in the Karen Ryan saga today, courtesy of NYU Journalism professor Jay Rosen: The Public Relations Society... More

Repentant Hawks and Right-Wing Conspiracies

Of the many differences between Matthew Yglesias and President Bush, the latest to come to light is Yglesias's apparent willingness... More

Setting a Storyline in Concrete

One thing has become clear since Tuesday night's presidential press conference: Big-name reporters have settled on the conventional wisdom to... More

Some News That Was Fit to Print

Thanks to Michael Tomasky, writing on the American Prospect's Web site, for this one, about some real news that a... More

Evidence? You Want Evidence?

Here's another entry for our burgeoning "unsupported lede" contest: In the fourth paragraph of a Sunday New York Times piece... More

Did You See the Same Movie We Saw?

By Zachary Roth Partisan writers toiling away at opinion journals are entitled to partisan arguments. (New York Times Op-Ed columnist... More

“Style” Over Substance

Tom Shales' Washington Post Style piece on Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the 9/11 Commission yesterday is so far off the... More

AP: Speed Kills

Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the 9/11 commission is the big story of the day (and maybe the month), and how... 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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