Thursday, December 18, 2014. Last Update: Wed 1:10 PM EST

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Nasiripour on America’s Failing Monetary Policy

Shahien Nasiripour has delivered a massive 4,000-word article on the Fed’s monetary policy, laying out with great clarity just... More

Baying for Tears

President’s answers no neat lede

In a blog post following yesterday’s “sad sack press conference” at the White House, The Guardian’s Michael Tomasky wrote that... More

An Attack Ad That Might (Still) Grab You

PBS on campaign spending: he-said, she-said, and something more

At this point, a political attack ad would probably sound to you something like the voice of Charlie Brown's teacher:... More

Interactivity on a Budget

How several smaller newsrooms dealt with election data

Earlier this week I did a quick rundown of some eye-catching interactive graphics that newsrooms at papers like The New... More

The Election Story Not Told

The irony of health reform

For months we knew that health reform was in big trouble. Tuesday night, we found out how big. Health care... More

The Journal Misfires on the Economy and the Election

The Wall Street Journal makes a logical error this morning in reporting that the "Economy Wasn't Sole Voter Concern." Now,... More

Six Nuggets from the 2010 Exit Polls

Who voted for whom, and what did they think?

If you watched cable last night, you may have had so much exit poll data thrown your way that you’re... More

A Future for Cooperative Politics?

New York Times story on candidates’ psychology is overly optimistic

Thankfully, the days of “neuropunditry,” which sought to decipher voters’ thoughts with brain imaging and which blighted coverage of the... More

The Advice Columnists

Pundits and their post-midterms tips

The post-midterm op-ed pages were full of advice this morning. Nearly all offered tips for a beleaguered president who took... More

Election Night Coverage Roundup

What was said on CNN, NPR, the BBC, the NYT, and elsewhere

CNN CNN clearly wants to wow viewers with the whiz-bang: the “data wall,” the “election matrix,” the “sentiment analysis” of... More

What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us about Iran?

Use caution in reading the Iraq war logs—and news coverage of them

A source provides details to the American government about the nefarious activities of a Middle Eastern country. That information ends... More

Some Helpful Guides to Election Night TV

What to read while you watch

My colleague Liz Cox Barrett previewed the big guns' plans for tonight’s coverage. But just what should you have in... More

Felix Salmon is the Columbia Journalism Review’s New Peterson Fellow

Will blog about media coverage of fiscal and economic policy

Felix Salmon, the finance blogger for Reuters and a leading voice on financial and economic issues, has been appointed the... More

If You Don’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em?

NYT, LAT on outside groups, election spending, and 2012

Those heavy-spending outside groups that have come out in force this election season? We're likely to see their ilk (and... More

Politico Puffs, Palin Huffs

Buzzy article on ’12 chances has little to say

Late on Halloween night, Politico published an article claiming that after the midterm elections, Republican bigwigs plan to set off... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

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