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Over-aggregation, Under-attribution, and Poynter

You may have seen Poynter editor Julie Moos’s quick and thoughtful response to questions posed by CJR assistant editor Erika... More

More Than One Way to ‘Keep it Sparse’

Among the write-ups of last night’s GOP debate is an entry from Politico that is notable because it is just... More

Found: Coverage of FEC “Stalemate”

ProPublica’s Marian Wang describes in a piece posted yesterday the ongoing “gridlock” at the Federal Election Commission (the agency, Wang... More

Charges dropped against first reporter arrested at Occupy Wall Street

A good sign came out of New York City’s criminal court yesterday for journalists who have been swept up in... More

ProPublica’s Rad Redistricting Music Video

Nearly as catchy as “Fifty Nifty United States” and undoubtedly more edifying than a semester in Mr. Lewis's fourth period... More

When Ledes Go Wrong

Dear San Jose Mercury News, This is not the most politic way to begin a story about the West Nile... More

Cain’s Other Scandal

In case you missed it, frontrunner Herman Cain is facing allegations, reported last night by Politico, that he sexually harassed... More

NYT Lets You Play Political Donor

Want to give $1 million to Herman Cain's presidential effort but don't want the public to be privy to your... More

A Sextee’s Story

It was nearly one year ago—to the day!—that Traci Nobles, a cheerleading coach from Athens, Georgia, “made a few provocative... More

GOP Debate: Animal Planet or Wizard of Oz

Today is the day when columnists in our capital compare the GOP presidential candidates to nonhumans and liken the experience... More

Tom Friedman Needs A Factchecker

We’ve called out Tom Friedman in recent months for being “radically wrong” in the past. And then for being “still... More

Photos from the Nobel Prize Press Pool

Today in Stockholm the Swedish Academy announced the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature: eighty-year-old Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer.... More

With Perry, it pays to look under the rock

While many reporters in Texas might be racing down dusty roads to find that rock, Brenda Bell of the Austin... More

Does This Mean the Iowa Caucuses Are Like eHarmony?

Web headline on the lead campaign story in The New York Times today: “Romney Waits as G.O.P. Flirts with Alternates.”... More

Count the Chris Christie Headlines…

…appearing on Politico’s home page right now (here's a screen shot): I spy these four highly informative headlines: "Christie Still... 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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