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Jeff Danziger on Psychology Majors, Cruel Cartoonists, and the Hopelessness of Ever Understanding the World

Jeff Danziger Jeff Danziger is a syndicated political cartoonist. He has worked for the Christian Science Monitor and the... More

Letting Your Guard Down

It's all National Guard all the time today in the blog world, or at least the left-leaning portion of it.... More

Crystal-Balling the Advice for Kerry

Mickey Kaus boldly challenges the CW -- offered recently by Bill Clinton, Evan Bayh, and the editors of The Note... More

The Antiwar Candidate?

Covering a campaign speech by President Bush in Lee's Summit, Mo. this morning, Agence France-Presse quoted President Bush verbatim: "When... More

“Oh, Woe Is Us, They Hate Us”

Wednesday night, Aaron Brown, CNN's version of an "introspective" late-night anchor, hosted a short segment, reported by Washington Post and... More

“Shut Up, Fox!”

Outside the Fox building at 48th Street and 6th Avenue yesterday, hundreds of protesters gathered. Apparently in sync with Fox... More

Down At the CNN Diner

Folksy ol' CNN has rented out the Tick Tock Diner, on the corner of 34th St. and 8th Ave, across... More

The Boys and Girls on the Bus

Editor's note: Campaign Desk's Zachary Roth joined the campaign reporters accompanying Vice President Cheney on a bus tour of northeast... More

Not All Letters are Created Equal

Here's a perfect example of where the press corps' obsession with "even-handedness" has led us: Reporters stretching to argue that... More

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Covering a speech by John Kerry at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, Ron Fournier of the Associated Press writes:... More

Errors of Omission Can Distort As Well

Sometimes reporters get what they say right, but still short-change readers for lack of a few simple words of elaboration.... More

Not Enough Sunshine in the Sunshine State

Last month, Campaign Desk exposed an oft-quoted Florida political science professor frequently presented as a non-partisan expert. Turned out he's... More

Dan Froomkin on Blogs, Bush, and Online Whimsy

Dan Froomkin Dan Froomkin writes the White House Briefing column for the web site of The Washington Post. He... More

Blogs in the USA

Mickey Kaus has found "valuable voter feedback for the Kerry campaign" buried in the comments section of the Donkey Rising... More

Fineman vs. Fineman

Roger Ailes (no relation, apparently, to the Fox News chief) brings us a "measure of Howard Fineman's integrity." The Newsweek... 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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