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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

Bloggingheads

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

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