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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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