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We Know What You Did Last Summer

Comes now an incisive dose of the conventional wisdom on the Democratic primaries . . . circa August 2003. Unfortunately,... More

Dean: This Week’s Pi�ata

Have you been getting the feeling that, as the Iowa caucuses bear down upon us, the campaign press has been... More

ABC: An Example of Abuse

By Zachary Roth What was ABC News smoking? That's what a lot of people (including Mickey Kaus) are asking today... More

Dr. Dean, Meet the Press

By Zachary Roth Does the political press have a vested interest in slowing down the Howard Dean juggernaut? After all,... More

Look Inside the Bush Mindset

By Zachary Roth In an extraordinary piece in the Jan. 19 New Yorker, Ken Auletta explores the Bush administration's deeply-held... More

Is Romneycare a Success or a Failure?

Don’t ask Politico

If you're looking for a news story that exemplifies what so many people find both engaging and infuriating about Politico,... More

Seeing FOX for What It Is

News Corp donations mandate reevaluating the network’s role

Will this week mark the beginning of a new phase in the way that Fox News is perceived by the... More

Media Critic In Chief

Obama on FOX and objectivity

President Obama used his interview with Rolling Stone to open a new offensive in the White House's verbal war with... More

Kurtz Stays Silent on Peretz

Washington Post media critic avoids controversy, again

Earlier this summer, when Helen Thomas said Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and return to Germany, among... More

The Senator in Full

The press must fight the impulse to whitewash Ted Stevens’s record

The Associated Press confirmed this afternoon that former Alaska senator Ted Stevens has died in a plane crash in his... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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