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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

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


The shirt on your back

How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? We trace the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry in video, words and pictures

Anxious royalist

Fantastic letter in The Times

Coming out as a porn star

How do you tell your family and friends?

The truth about Google X

A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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