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Measuring the Effect of Obama’s Health Care Speech

At his blog, Brendan Nyhan takes a look at whether Obama’s big health care speech of a month ago shifted... More

Reporter at Sea-Sick

File this under newspaper promotional contests that make us feel sick to our stomach. USA Today is teaming up with... More

Grantham Prize Seminar To Honor Air Pollution Series

Anybody in or around Washington, D.C. on Monday should check out the fourth annual Grantham Prize Seminar on the State... More

“Chicago Is Out? Chicago Is Out?”

Yowza. Watch as CNN's Tony Harris, Dispassionate Information Purveyor, gets the news that Chicago has not only not won the... More

Headline of the Day

Without further comment: "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Yo-Yo Ma" More

WaPo to Partner with Bloomberg for Global News Service

Hot on the heels of news that CBS News and GlobalPost will be pairing up to cover the world beyond... More

“I wouldn’t have known right away that it was your fifth drink…”

So said Slate editor Jacob Weisberg upon encountering a several sheets-to-the-wind DoubleX staff in the midst of their experiment to... More

‘Regional Experts’ Not Just Missing from Media

Elsewhere on the CJR site today, Michael Massing concludes his take-down of the latest Iran-related coverage with a call for... More

A win against Cheney secrecy

Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington has notched another win in its battle to preserve and expand the reach... More

Obama Administration Opposing Shield Law

Disappointing news today from the New York Times’s Charlie Savage: The Obama administration has told lawmakers that it opposes legislation... More

India and Pakistan, Best of Buddies

The New York Times’s long, deeply-reported front-page story on the continuing strength of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based militant group responsible for... More

David Brooks’s Afghanistan Straw Man

In a Campaign Desk piece today, I talk about the reflexive hawkishness of various big-deal think tanks and op-ed columnists... More

FOIA Hearing Underway

Senator Patrick Leahy has just kicked off a hearing on the status of the Freedom of Information Act, which is... More

Classification policy draft leaked

Secrecy watcher Steven Aftergood has obtained a draft version of the Obama administration’s new executive order tinkering with the nation’s... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


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.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Bloggingheads

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

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