Of course, “long” is not a synonym for “good,” and a story that demands this much of a reader’s time really has to deliver. So how does “Power Struggle” measure up? Well, it may be a tad too long—readers without a strong pre-existing interest in the internal rivalries of the Democratic Party will likely find it to be more information than they’re looking for. And as for its analysis, the political scientist and blogger Jonathan Bernstein offers some astute criticisms. But even with those caveats, it’s a richly detailed, deeply reported look at one corner of our political debate, which puts new information on the record and boasts some strong moments, like Grijalva acknowledging his error in leaking a leadership “whip count” memo to the press. That’s pretty good—enough that it’s worth looking forward to the next time Grim and Delaney go long.
01:52 PM - April 13, 2010
The Never-Ending Story
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With the relaunch comes the archive
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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.