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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

A Times Conflict of Interest Resolved

In 2009, Ethan Bronner, who has run the Jerusalem bureau for The New York Times since March 2008, joined the... More

This Time Around, Little Traction for ‘Class Warfare’

This bit of faint praise may reflect—to borrow a phrase—the soft bigotry of low expectations, but I’ll offer it anyway:... More

On priorities and presidents

If you tuned into one of the Sunday morning talk shows yesterday—that most coveted of political press spots, conveying what... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

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

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