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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

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

Chris Hondros: How He Got that Picture - From CJR’s Covering Iraq oral history

Beware journo-speak - Only journalists would call a tragedy a “mishap”

Will feminist writers save Playboy? - As Playboy’s safe-for-work site has passed the one-month mark, a look at the online media’s bedazzled reactions, and how the new image suits the old brand


Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Newspapers prefer lesbians (Bloomberg)

In five states that just got gay marriage, the vast majority of local papers covered it with photos of women getting hitched

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

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