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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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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