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Winners & Sinners

Kaiser on Delonas, Hertzberg, Rich, Moyers, and more

Sinner: Sean Delonas. The New York Post contributor drew a cartoon yesterday depicting two policemen shooting a chimpanzee, with this... More

Above the Fold: Cruel Intentions?

Savage’s stellar Times piece on Obama’s torture policy

Charlie Savage’s piece in yesterday’s New York Times about the Obama administration’s preliminary attitudes toward torture, rendition, and government secrecy... More

A Laurel to the AP

For telling us who may not be at the table

Earlier this week the AP sent out a story that offered some clues to the future of health reform and... More

Victorie, Victoria, Victor

On calling the passage of the stimulus bill Obama’s “victory”

New York Times columnist Frank Rich’s thoughts turned to victory this weekend: “The stimulus victory showed that even as president... More

The Obama Telenovela

Cubans seek out news from America

It was on our first morning in Havana that my friend and I discovered how obsessively Cubans have been following... More

The Stimulus Bill and Universal Coverage

The media are AWOL at the first skirmish

Just as the deal was being struck on the stimulus package, the News Hour on PBS aired a segment about... More

Dart to CNN

Who’s fact checking whom?

Anyone listening to CNN Wednesday morning might have been scared to death. The specter of the government coming between doctor... More

Populist Rage, Presumably

Americans are angry these days. Frank Rich says so.

Last weekend, the Huffington Post ran a full-page, bold-faced headline announcing that The New York Times's Frank Rich had written... More

Attribution We Can Believe In…

Why we’re speaking off the record

“We do not grant anonymity to people who use it as a cover for personal or partisan attack.” - editorial... More

Pressing On State Secrets

The editorials failed, but reporting remains

After Tom Daschle asked to no longer be considered to become Secretary of Health and Human Services last week, reports... More

What the Stimulus Package Holds for Health Care

The devil indeed lurks in the details

It’s not often that the media pay much attention to different versions of a bill when they emerge from the... More

Q and A: Paul McGeough

The veteran Middle East reporter shares insights about covering conflict in Gaza

Few stories are as complex and cumbersome as the continuing friction in the Middle East. Modern history mixes with ancient... More

Reading List

A veteran Middle East correspondent recommends a selection of books, papers, and blogs about the region

For readers interested in a diverse media diet of news about Gaza, Sydney Morning Herald correspondent Paul McGeough offers his... More

Obama’s Asterisks

A better explanation for Obama’s “lobbyist problem”

When Health and Human Services nominee Tom Daschle withdrew from consideration last week, the press began debating whether the Obama... More

Above the Fold: “The Thrill Is Gone”

Across the Atlantic, Washington’s myopia seems more exaggerated than usual

LONDON-- From the other side of the Atlantic, Washington's myopia seems even more exaggerated than usual. Two days ago in... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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