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Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Backwards

Reporting today on a batch of new post-convention poll results that seem to show a minor bump in support for... More

Poll Position

The battle is on to spin (or un-spin, depending on how you look at it) the poll numbers coming out... More

Everyone’s a Critic

Reporting on the kickoff of John Kerry's coast-to-coast campaign swing which begins today, Darlene Superville of the Associated Press writes:... More

A Day in the Life of CNN’s Political Coverage

Campaign Desk decided to watch an evening of CNN's convention coverage, and identify where it went astray. It wasn't hard.... More

Whiffing on Warner’s Warning

Sometimes reporters need to be a little more skeptical about just why a certain story is coming along at a... More

Nautical Nonsense

It's no surprise, as Democrats gather in Boston, that John Kerry is the man of the hour in this week's... More

The First Casualty of War Is Truth

As we've noted before, Iraq is shaping up to be the defining issue in this presidential election. That's why it's... More

Treeing the Wrong Fox

How does a non-denial become a denial? Easy -- the press starts reading between the lines and presenting inference as... More

“Hunger”-ing for the Facts

An alert reader pointed out to us that, in reviewing an upcoming CIA report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction,... More

Newsweek: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

We were pleased to see Newsweek devote an online article to taking a critical look at the news media's campaign... More

There Are Republicans, and Then There Are “Republicans”

Here's another entry in the "promising more than you can deliver" file. Covering the fallout from Ron Reagan's decision to... More

Defective Smoke Alarm

In today's New York Times, Carl Hulse considers the attempt by Republican congressional candidates to use the issue of gay... More

One Man’s Flip Is Another Man’s Flop

The Bush campaign has been remarkably successful at getting the press to buy the notion that John Kerry is a... More

Our Roving Reporter

President Bush won New Hampshire in 2000 by just over 7000 votes, and the state is quietly shaping up to... More

Inspection Misdirection

Covering a speech by President Bush in Tennessee today, in which the president defended his decision to invade Iraq, Deb... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

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