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Campaign Desk

Rand Paul’s Wild Ride

Did the Kentucky press fail to challenge the GOP Senate nominee?

Over at his new blog, Josh Green has been posting lately on Rand Paul’s victory in Kentucky’s Republican primary for... More

Audit D.C. Notes: Crook on Broken Labour Markets, Bartlett Notices That We’re Getting Old, WSJ Notices Fannie and Freddie

We’ve been complaining that the long-term unemployment problem isn’t getting enough attention from the business press. But Clive Crook’s latest... More

WaPo Gives Dodd the Tick-Tock Treatment

Washington newsrooms don’t generate too many tick-tocks these days, and that’s too bad. As a bare-bones version of the form... More

Good Coverage at USA Today

Some smart takes on problems with health and financial reform

The other day, on a plane from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong, a flight attendant thrust a copy... More

Audit D.C. Notes: WaPo on Where the Lobbyists Are, NYT on Whistleblower Buyouts, a Senator Says Too Much

A wise editor once told me that good journalism is the stuff that readers cut out and stick on the... More

Is Washingtonpost.com Forgetting About Its Congress Page?

If you woke up Thursday wondering what was happening with the financial regulation reform bill in the Senate, the Congress... More

A Sharper Take on the Razorback State

NYT notes that the vote in Arkansas upended expectations

Campaign Desk noted yesterday how the actual results in Arkansas’s Senate primary complicate the national narratives about an anti-incumbent wave... More

Why Did Halter Do Well?

Arkansas journalists highlight details that complicate the national narrative

Take a look around the political Web today, in the wake of Tuesday’s primary and special elections, and the consensus... More

Border Patrol

Remapping Arizona’s immigration coverage

It has been nearly a month since Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1070, the strictest anti-illegal... More

Judis Delivers a Tea Party History Lesson

Paul’s Kentucky victory prompts new coverage of the movement

Rand Paul’s victory in Kentucky has brought new energy to the Tea Party crowd—and prompted a flurry of coverage of... More

Blumenthal Blunders

NPR shines where the Times didn’t

Despite a congressional sex scandal and three closely watched Senate primaries, yesterday’s news was dominated by The New York Times’s... More

‘Remember Good Old Monroe Schwarzlose?’

An unusual editorial from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

That’s one of the questions posed by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in its highly entertaining endorsement of John Boozman, the front-runner... More

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs?

As press coverage falters, the Washington conversation keeps shifting

The stubborn unemployment rate may be the biggest economic issue facing the country. But the business press’s coverage hasn’t kept... More

Primary Day Grab-Bag

As the polls open on Campaign 2010, some press pitfalls to avoid

With closely-watched primaries in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas set today, and more on the horizon, there’s been a surge of... More

A Times Profile of Bernanke is Too-Decorous By Half

The New York Times put Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke front and center on Sunday. But in this long, long profile,... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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