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Campaign Desk

What Journalists Can Learn from Celinda Lake

Wisdom from the Democrats’ wordsmith

First there was Frank Luntz. Now, Celinda Lake is trying to do for the Dems what Luntz did for the... More

The Moussavi Misunderstanding

How the blogosphere and MSM turned a flawed man into a savior

It has been ten days since the Iran election on Friday, June 12, and while the country may still be... More

The Economy Today: Will There Be Fireworks?

Headlines from Texas, Massachusetts, California, Nevada, and elsewhere

Despite growing foreclosures in Nevada and other parts of the country, some lawmakers are calling for an expanded tax credit... More

Baucus Watch, Part XI

The first glimpse of what he has brought forth

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus holds the keys to health care reform; any health care... More

Logged Out

Obama takes Bush’s line on White House visitor records

In October of 2006, a federal district court judge ruled that White House visitor logs fell under the reach of... More

The Economy Today: Weatherizing Amidst The Storm

Headlines from California, Tennessee, Utah, North Carolina, and elsewhere

Support is divided on the hill for the new financial regulation plan announced yesterday that would give more regulatory power... More

Rocky Road

Skepticism beats cheerleading in coverage of proposed consumer protection agency

As economists begin assessing the strength of President Obama’s plan to overhaul financial regulation, in particular the expansion of responsibility... More

The Economy Today: Flying Projectiles

News from Bend, Boulder, Redding, Dallas, and elsewhere

National headlines focus on President Obama’s proposal to reform financial regulation, which he laid out yesterday afternoon. The plan would... More

Talking Shop: Bill Berkeley

Thoughts on covering Iran from a reporter who’s done it

For insight on covering the protests in Iran, we spoke with veteran foreign correspondent Bill Berkeley, who has reported four... More

The Economy Today: Schools, Sewers, and Savings

Headlines from Texas, California, Nebraska, Kansas, and elsewhere

The Obama administration has rebutted Sen. Tom Coburn’s list of projects he considers questionable stimulus spending with a list of... More

Parsing Iran’s Election Results

Reporters analyze allegations of election fraud in Iran

Writing in The Washington Post this morning, Glenn Kessler and Jon Cohen tackle the known unknowns of the Iranian election:... More

“Where’s Rafsanjani?”

Guardian’s Tisdall asks the question; more journalists should follow suit

The Guardian’s Simon Tisdall asks a question that more journalists should be asking: “Where’s Rafsanjani?” Reportorial shorthand gives the impression... More

Cost Savings Myopia

Making the numbers fit the script

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton gave us a glimpse of the budget games some members of Congress will happily play to... More

The Economy Today: Airport Projects Ready for Takeoff

Headlines from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and elsewhere

Stimulus skepticism is the name of the game this morning. The Los Angeles Times gives big play to a report... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Rutgers professor Louise Russell

This past year’s health discussion has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that have floated down... 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”

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

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