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Bring Us the Heads of “Karen Ryan” and “Alberto Garcia,” Cont’d

Yesterday, we highlighted a New York Times story revealing that the Bush administration sent out taped "news segments" praising the... More

Everyone’s a Media Critic

We've seen a few high-profile slip-ups by the mainstream news media recently, and to no one's surprise, the blogs are... More

Bring Us The Heads of “Karen Ryan” and “Alberto Garcia”

Television stations in Oklahoma, Louisiana and other states have aired "news" segments about the recently enacted Medicare law, featuring "reporters"... More

Taxing Our Patience

Kudos to Ron Brownstein of the Los Angeles Times for highlighting a major slip-up by the press corps last week.... More

Going on Offense on Defense

The Democratic Party hasn't traditionally been known for its message discipline, but if the major left-leaning blogs are any guide... More

Some Like It Hot

Just as the conventional wisdom was forming that, long before November, voters will be sick of 24/7 coverage of a... More

Weasel Words

Check out this story that ran Tuesday on Fox News Channel and appears on FoxNews.com under the heading, "Flag on... More

Fuzzing Up the Facts on Fundraising

We did a double-take when we saw this headline on NYTimes.com: "Major Kerry Donors Actually Give More to Bush." In... More

Watching the Watchmen

Jack Shafer has an interesting piece on Slate about the new "rules of engagement" announced recently at both the Washington... More

A Comedy of Errors

Sometimes we find a problem with news stories we read. Occasionally we find two in the same piece. But Carson... More

Medicareless

In a story about Sen. John Kerry's promise to Florida seniors yesterday to "protect Social Security and Medicare," Jim Vandehei... More

Context Matters

Hats off to Geraldine Sealey, writing on Salon, who catches the New York Post in a flagrant distortion of written... More

You Could Look It Up

Does The Washington Post give its reporters a day-off from fact-checking on Fridays? That was what we were asking after... More

Of Elvis, Condoms, Walnuts and Arnold

We ran across this in an online column by Jeff Dvorkin, the ombudsman for NPR. A listener wrote Dvorkin concerning... More

Quote Machine

Close readers of The New York Times might have been puzzled today to run across one Diane Brewer, an interior... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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