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Of Journalism and Superheroes

California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, is the latest recipient of Knight Foundation money to go... More

Michael Vick, They’ve Heard of You in Iraq

Over the weekend, The Washington Post featured a strong article about Iraqi anger at the dismissal of charges against five... More

Editor, Publisher, and Webmaster

So your 125-year-old media-industry magazine suddenly folds. Do you: A. Start a blog. B. Blog about starting a blog. C.... More

CJR (Mostly) Dark Until the New Year

The headline pretty much says it all. We're heading out for the holidays and won't be doing much posting until... More

Blog Posts Worth Reading

Apropos of the Dana Milbank column on Joe Lieberman I discussed in this afternoon’s Campaign Desk piece, the poli-sci blogger... More

Putting the ‘green’ in ‘Green Lantern thinking’

I think Brendan Nyhan and John Sides, while right about the underlying argument, go a bit too far in faulting... More

Today in Health Care Reform Punditry

David Brooks opposes the Senate health bill. Paul Krugman supports it. Meanwhile, liberals are in revolt over the idea that... More

What’s Behind the Drop in Obama’s Approval Ratings?

As Barack Obama’s approval ratings have declined over the last few months, the slide has often been explained as a... More

Great Detail from the Journal on Congressional Travel

About a week and a half ago, The New York Times ran a story about congressional junkets that are paid... More

Whose ‘Sexting’ Are We Really Worried About?

According to a study on “Teens and Sexting” released Tuesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Center, the practice—which... More

Not Quite Classified

The Obama administration’s Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information has, per the president’s request in a May 2009 executive memorandum,... More

A Long, Slow, Drawn-Out Death for Magazines, Or Not

Today Folio tries to put a positive spin on the huge number of magazines that bit the dust this year... More

Settlement Reached on Bush Emails

Perhaps the most Byzantine of all Bush-era records scandals draws a step closer to ending today with the announcement by... More

Post Examines Unkept Promises in Afghanistan

The Washington Post’s Griff Witte has turned in some strong reporting from the Af-Pak region over the past week, including... More

Stimulus was not ‘Mostly an Infrastructure Spending Bill’

A story in today's Politico seeking to explain why John McCain has been so critical of Barack Obama since the... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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