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“The National Media” and Perry

Some interesting bits from Politico’s recent piece on "the hunger for information" about Rick Perry and how “the Texas press... More

Damning With Absurd Praise

Check out the comments in Adweek by Gannett’s new chief marketing officer about the company’s flagship newspaper, USA Today. Maryam... More

Witnessing Somalia

Just a quick note: Jeffrey Gettleman's New York Times article from yesterday on famine in Somalia merits an appreciation. It's... More

Palin’s Basketball Diaries

Yes, we've been reviewing the media's coverage of social security and health care and the jobs plan, but we've also... More

Parsing Perry’s ‘Ponzi’ Claim

My short post last week on the failure of a CBS News story to assess the accuracy of Rick Perry’s... More

The Other Rogue

Is Joe McGinniss a jerk? Sarah Palin certainly thinks so: she didn't like it when McGinniss rented the Wasilla house... More

Shouldn’t All Stories be ‘Fact-Check’ Stories?

On the subject of fact-checking the presidential debates, it’s worth noting that while the proliferation of “fact-check” stories over the... More

Ham-fisted Racism at Fox Sports

So Fox Sports hired a comedian to go to the USC campus and make fun of "All American" Asian students... More

News Literacy Expands to DC

For three years, The News Literacy Project has been helping middle- and high-school students in Chicago, New York City, and... More

Hurricane Wood

This weekend New Yorkers endured hours of high winds and heavy rains as Tropical Storm Irene crossed the islands and... More

Post Takes a Look at the ‘Texas Miracle’

In The Washington Post over the weekend, Michael Fletcher did what CJR urged reporters to do last week: he noted... More

Covering Rick Perry: “Exciting!”

Three out of five MSNBC talking heads agree (the other two at the table didn't weigh in): they’d rather cover... More

You Made Your Tweet…

...now wear it. From a wearable technology workshop somewhere inside Microsoft's headquarters comes: The Printing Dress (h/t, joonbug). This black... More

Richmond Times-Dispatch Ad Pull(ed)out

Granted, I'm not fluent in advertising jargon, but it looks to me like this “special advertising pullout” in the Richmond... More

Pres. Obama at Dover

President Obama canceled a scheduled event in Virginia today and, "assuming the grimmest role of his job," as the Associated... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

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

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