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More on Polarization, and on Knowing Where to Look

My Campaign Desk item earlier today took issue with Tom Friedman’s argument that gerrymandered legislative districts are driving polarization in... More

The Health Reform Vote on Cable News

At The Monkey Cage, Patrick Egan has put together a nice chart showing viewership of the cable news networks on... More

Cornell and Kentucky: A Study in Contrasts

This Thursday night, the Cornell Big Red will play the Kentucky Wildcats in a men's NCAA basketball tournament matchup that... More

Things to Keep in the Back of Your Mind…

… while reading the many stories out now, and the many more sure to come, that try to gauge the... More

What an adjective!

If you've been on the internet this afternoon--and not under a rock or something--I'm sure you've by now seen the... More

Fox and the GOP: Who’s Working for Whom?

Via Media Matters, former-Bush-speechwriter-turned-iconoclast-conservative David Frum appeared on ABC’s Nightline last night to discuss the politics of health care. Frum,... More

Calderone: Weigel to Post

Ten days ago, in the course of chiding The Washington Post for being slow to the Tea Party story, I... More

Presidents and Polarization

Our roundup of health care headlines this morning noted that one of the major themes of the coverage has been... More

The End of The Ether

This week C-SPAN launched a full searchable online video library, dating to twenty-three years ago. But let’s go a bit... More

Wise Words

From Jack Shafer: In a perfect world, a publication is edited for readers. In the imperfect world that we inhabit,... More

“We felt a lot better once we got back to camp and had a cup of tea.”

Here's some captivating video of what it's like to come under fire when embedded on patrol in Afghanistan from Stuart... More

If Democrats do not contribute to the Greg Marx Retirement Fund, midterms will be costly

I’m not going to attempt to dissect each of the arguments made by Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen in their... More

A Late Arrival to the Party

Over at Politico, Mike Calderone reports that The Washington Post will be stepping up its Tea Party coverage. Local writers... More

Limiting Sunshine

Florida quite famously has one of the nation's most expansive public records access laws. And it's not uncommon for such... More

Said What?

The perils of relying on prepared remarks. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared before a group of insurance executives today, ready... More

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

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


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.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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