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Off-Year Election Night: the Most Magical Evening in All the Year

Off-year election day--otherwise known as The Day in Which the American Public, Led by Its Media, Engages in Political Hyperbole... More

No, Bill Clinton Doesn’t Wish He’d Been Assassinated

Here is a quote provided by Bill Clinton, discussing the vagaries of Life After Being President during a press conference... More

A Step Too Far?

The Los Angeles Times provoked gasps last April when it took the once-controversial idea of front page advertising one misstep... More

More Thoughts on Off-Year Elections

A few further thoughts re: my Campaign Desk post on how the media strains for meaning in off-year elections: First,... More

“The Huffington Post Is Truly a Creature of Its Medium”

The Economist's Democracy in America blog chats up Dan Froomkin about White House coverage, the perils of attempted objectivity, and... More

Shoe Leather (New Balance 587 Running Shoes Edition)

In our New Media Landscape, populated as it is by species struggling for survival, the most endangered species of all... More

New Press Angle: Obama Had It Right, After All

A little less than two weeks ago, I wrote a post noting the press’s love for stories about how the... More

Survivor: Regulatory Outback

Meet Yul Kwon, new deputy chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. Kwon is immensely qualified... More

The Few. The Proud. The Pundits.

For those who have, like us, been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the finalists in the Contest... More

Keller: NYT “within Weeks of a Decision” about Paywalls

In his Public Editor column today, Clark Hoyt reports on the surprising-but-also-unsurprising--and either way media-moment-symbolizing--staff reductions that The New York... More

CJR Flashback: Jim Brady Q&A

At Slate, Jack Shafer simultaneously boosts his curmudgeonly critic credentials and pays a compliment to the new leader of Allbritton... More

GlobalPost: Generating Revenue

Back in January, on the occasion of its launch, we wrote about GlobalPost, the Boston-based international news startup--and about the... More

More On Super Freaks and Troubling Temps

As I noted in a Wednesday column, a number of reporters have recently had to revisit the most fundamental question... More

Shield Bill Deal Reached?

The Associated Press is reporting that Senator Chuck Schumer, a prime sponsor of the Free Flow of Information Act (commonly... More

The Daily Show: ‘What the Fox?’

Yay! Jon Stewart takes on the hyperbolic media treatment of World War III The White House War Against Fox News.... More

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

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

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

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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