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The Economy Today: Weathering the Storm

News from Colorado, Utah, California and elsewhere

USA Today leads with a story about how stimulus projects are bypassing the hardest-hit states. Of the nearly $4 billion... More

Climate Bill Cacophony

With so much back-and-forth on news pages, papers need more editorials

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce committee approved energy and climate legislation that could put the first national cap... More

The Economy Today: Songs of Recession

Headlines from California, Tennessee, Florida, and elsewhere

Grilled chicken and lasagna are the latest signs of the recession, USA Today reports. Chain restaurants such as KFC and... More

Watching Sotomayor

How Day One coverage of the Supreme Court pick fared

With the announcement that President Obama has nominated federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to replace... More

The Economy Today: Governments at Work

Headlines from New Hampshire, California, Montana, Arizona, and elsewhere

This morning, economic news takes a distant backseat to the big news about North Korea. The Washington Post offers a... More

Single-Payer Advocates Finally Get Their Say

Montana papers lead the way

Twice this month, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has tossed single-payer advocates out of his finance committee hearings on health reform.... More

The Economy Today: More Stimulus Money for Your Mansion?

News from Montana, Utah, New Mexico, and elsewhere

Washington is considering a new agency that would protect consumers of financial products, Reuters reports, as part of an effort... More

CJR on Gaza

Our package of magazine and Web articles about the conflict in the Middle East

This month, the Columbia Journalism Review is offering three perspectives on the coverage of the fighting in Gaza. J.J. Goldberg,... More

Parsing Obama on State Secrets

Obama promises only “cosmetic” changes

This morning, President Barack Obama stood before the Constitution at the National Archives and gave an hour-long speech on the... More

Tracking the Money: Craig Jennings on Bailout Transparency

CJR talks with the OMB Watch analyst

Craig Jennings is a federal fiscal policy analyst at OMB Watch, a non-profit advocacy and research organization that promotes government... More

California Knockout

Reports focus too myopically on the battle between guv and voters

On Tuesday, California residents voted down—with huge margins—all but one of six bundled ballot measures intended to help alleviate the... More

The Economy Today: Superheroes and Coupon Queens

News from California, Maine, Colorado, and elsewhere

In national headlines, The New York Times reports on the new credit-card measures that Congress passed yesterday, which will increase... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Jonathan Oberlander

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

Not a Showdown

Politico, MSNBC, Time hype Obama vs. Cheney non-controversy

As we’ve noted before, nothing gets media juices flowing like a tasty conflict. A few months back, it was Limbaugh... More

The Economy Today: Vetoes and Woes

Headlines from South Carolina, Colorado, Maryland, and elsewhere

Consumer economics are big news in the national papers this morning. The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration may... 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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