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What I Wanna Know: Scott Harshbarger

A former Massachusetts AG offers questions for Geithner, Holder

“What I Wanna Know” is a new series from CJR, in which we invite outside experts to propose questions about... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Marilyn Moon

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

Poor Ted Stevens

Justice screwed up, but that doesn’t change what he did

The public reaction to Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision last week to dismiss the indictment of former Senator Ted Stevens... More

Reporting Celebrity

Press loses context, glosses Obamas’ popularity in Europe

As the Obamas swept across Europe late last week and this weekend, they left some very glittery, starry-eyed reports behind... More

Dover, Behind The Scenes

The Pentagon’s new consent-to-cover policy.

On February 26, when secretary Robert Gates announced that the Defense Department would develop procedures to allow media access to... More

Obama AWOL on Health Reform?

Times tackles the President’s “light touch”

Robert Pear of The New York Times, who almost always can be counted on to let the world know the... More

Trudy Lieberman Campaign Desk Archive

A complete archive of Trudy Lieberman’s Campaign Desk articles

This archive is no longer updated. Please click here for a complete and updated list of Trudy Lieberman's Campaign Desk... More

Above the Fold: Colin Powell, American Coward

The general continues to debunk the myth of his own greatness

At just about every crucial juncture in his career, Colin Powell has failed his country, and himself. This sorry record... More

Sick Around America

What exactly was Frontline trying to say?

It is not clear what message Frontline wanted to deliver in last night's Sick Around America documentary. The show, conceived... More

AP Accesses Governor’s Inbox

Public Records request nets Vermont’s thoughts on same sex marriage

Last Wednesday, Jim Douglas, Vermont’s Republican governor, announced that he would veto a bill that would legalize same sex marriage... More

Sticking It to Detroit

HuffPo, others fixate on an autos vs. banks narrative

Yesterday, after President Barack Obama announced the relatively tough terms of his auto industry bailout, reporters were quick to compare... More

Non-Responsive

News organizations hampered New Hampshire poll inquiry

The American Association for Public Opinion Research has released its long-awaited report on polling in the 2008 New Hampshire Democratic... More

Some Big Dots to Connect

Which could tell who really will pay for health reform

In the past week or so, the media—at least those outlets that still cover health reform somewhat regularly—offered up some... More

Baucus Watch, Part VII

Does he or doesn’t he support a public plan?

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

Branding Gillibrand

NYT sketches with too loose a hand on NY senator and big tobacco story

The New York Times today has a big story about junior New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that suffers from tunnel... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


James Fallows on David Frum’s asserted, then retracted, charge the NYT ran fake photos of Gaza

“For all their blind spots and flaws, reporters on the scene are trying to see, so they can tell, and the photographic and video reporters take greater risks than all the rest, since they must be closer to the action. For people on the other side of the world to casually assert that they’re just making things up—this could and would drive them crazy.”

The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

Bloggingheads

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

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