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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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