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A Bet That Doesn�t Need to Be Hedged

In a story today about a lawsuit filed by automakers in hopes of getting a California fuel economy law struck... More

Nativity Proclivity

Both Time and Newsweek play to the moral values crowd with cover pieces that look at the development of the... More

The Birth of the Madison County Shill

Add this one to the ever-growing list of deceptive tactics that corporations, interest groups, and government agencies are using to... More

The Problem with John Tierney

By Zachary Roth The favored candidate to replace William Safire as the voice of conservatism on the New York Times... More

DeLay Tactic

Check out this paragraph from a report by Janet Hook in today's Los Angeles Times about the Republicans' congressional agenda:... More

Coddling vs. Character at the New York Times

The lead story in yesterday's "Week in Review" section of the New York Times, by John Tierney, uses the movie... More

Tim Jones on Gay Marriage, Evangelicals, and 1968

Tim Jones Tim Jones is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He spent the presidential campaign covering the state... More

Dumb and Dumber

The Daily Howler provides a well-deserved smackdown to Anne Applebaum of the Washington Post, who, in a column yesterday, argued... More

Which of These Things Is Not Like The Other: Unorthodox Views and David Broder

Minor blog-spat on the left: It began when Matthew Yglesias, writing on Tapped, declared that his "biggest fear about the... More

Broder De-coder

We don't often comment on political commentary. After all, a columnist's job is not to report, it's to argue a... More

Recriminations, Corrections, and Standing up to Scott Peterson

It's the last gasp (let's hope) of Democratic finger-pointing and recriminations, and Josh Marshall is going after the "aristocracy of... More

Grapefruits and Grapes

Part two of a series evaluating the media's performance during the 2004 campaign. By Zachary Roth As the election year... More

Campaign ‘04, R.I.P.

Everybody loves a winner, and that goes double for middle-of-the-road newsweeklies. Says Time, sounding like a Bush campaign ad: "When... More

Hindsight is 20/20

Last Sunday, Campaign Desk gave readers two parodies of day-after election stories (the basic Bush Won/Kerry Won pieces, filled with... More

Off the Money

Thanks to a reader for this one: Our latest entry in the always-popular unsupported lead contest comes from Dan Burns... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


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.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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