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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

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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