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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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