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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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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