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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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