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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

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”

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

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