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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

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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