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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

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

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

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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