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So Much Promise, So Little Delivery

Here's another example of a New York Times story that promises something in the lede, then fails to deliver. (Remind... More

Trading Mistakes

Last week, Adam Nagourney of The New York Times wrote that in an interview with Times editors and reporters, Sen.... More

What Did Kerry Say?

The Democratic race has been relatively "issue-free" to date. Maybe that's why when the candidates do get bogged down in... More

Right Direction, Wrong Numbers

Three more reporters have in recent days fallen into the trap on the Bush administration's job numbers that the editors... More

Getting Kerry Wrong on Gay Rites

Thanks to an alert reader for this one. Several cable news networks made the same crucial slip-up yesterday in representing... More

Significantly Misleading

Here's an example of a lede that promises something that the subsequent story doesn't quite provide -- and that in... More

AP Takes an Unwarranted Leap

Consider this description from the second paragraph of the Associated Press' account of President Bush's speech at a fundraiser yesterday:... More

Poll Tax

By Zachary Roth The story of polls, the press, and Tuesday's Wisconsin primary is not a pretty one, and there... More

“Unaligned”? We Don’t Think So.

Did anyone else notice that Steve Murphy, who was Dick Gephardt's campaign manager before Gephardt quit the race after getting... More

Not So Fast

In today's New York Times, Adam Nagourney and Jodi Wilgoren write: "Dr. Dean was preparing to return to his home... More

Did These Guys Watch the Same Debate?

Maybe it was just a wardrobe malfunction, but there seems to be some confusion about the status of the Democrats'... More

Keeping the Facts Straight on Gay Marriage, Part Trois

As the campaign progresses, the hotly-disputed language of the proposed federal amendment on gay marriage is bound to become an... More

Drudgery

How some of the major blogs have reacted to the Kerry rumors: Josh Marshall: Completely ignores it. He's still writing... More

Keeping the Facts Straight On Gay Marriage, Part Deux

The New York Times slipped up again today on the details of a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. As... More

Flight Schools and Ketchup

Calpundit -- who doesn't see a problem with the early release of exit polls -- continues to lead the pack... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

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

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