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The Economy Today: Back from Bankruptcy

General Motors emerges in its new, smaller shape

It’s a new day for the auto industry: Less than six weeks after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, General... More

Sarah Palin’s New Reason

Blame it on the Records Act

Since Sarah Palin’s unexpected announcement that she would vacate Alaska’s governorship before the end of the month, there’s been a... More

Down Mexico Way

Washington Post and Mother Jones with good stories on corruption in the Mexican army

In recent months, as The Washington Post has been forced to part with veteran editorial staffers, the paper has also... More

The Economy Today: On the Roads

A roundup of national and regional economic headlines

The big economic news of the morning, reported by The Wall Street Journal and others, is that new claims for... More

Was Douthat (Kinda, Sorta) Right?

Faint evidence for his class-based argument about Palin’s appeal

Ross Douthat came in for criticism around the Web (including here at CJR) for his Monday column arguing that Sarah... More

The Economy Today: Speculators and Stimuli

Headlines from D.C., Seattle, St. Louis, and elsewhere

Two big economic questions that have been percolating recently rise to the top of the news today: Does something need... More

The Uighur Picture

NPR’s Gifford offers insights on events in Urumqi

The latest unrest in China has turned the world’s attention (well, that portion of the world not watching Michael Jackson’s... More

The Economy Today: Egg Donors and Food Stamps

Headlines from Texas, California, Oregon, and elsewhere

Stories about the slow distribution of stimulus funds are a dime a dozen these days, but The Wall Street Journal... More

Where’d the Money Go?

Times story overlooks insurer’s contributions

The New York Times today offers a dispatch on the health care debate from Maine, home of an endangered species:... More

Pew Poll: Palin Polarizes Public

Douthat misreads data in piece on Palin’s purported popularity

A big part of Sarah Palin’s appeal has always been that she had the right enemies. Palin’s resentment of sneering... More

The Economy Today: Giving up the Ghostboxes

Headlines from Texas, Arizona, Michigan, and elsewhere

With the search still underway for concrete signs of widespread economic recovery, The New York Times leads today with reason... More

Do It Tuesday!

On Jackson’s day, the mice should play

From: stu@mice_advice.comDate: July 6, 2009 10:32:18 AM EDTTo: clientlist@mice_advice.comSubject: Do It Tuesday! To our valued clients: I apologize for... More

More PitneyGate Fallout?

Press focused on who asked questions at Obama town hall

We may, thankfully, be putting Pitneygate behind us. But reading through press coverage of President Obama’s town hall meeting on... More

The Economy Today: School’s Out

With Money Tight, Classes Are Slashed

The New York Times leads its print edition with a dispatch about the latest victim of the recession: summer school.... More

Normalizing the Filibuster

The Senate’s peculiar institution gets taken for granted

Yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court finally made official what had for months seemed a foregone conclusion: Al Franken will be... 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


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”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

Bloggingheads

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