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Government Claims That Should Perhaps Not Be Believed

Further evidence, not that it was needed, of the weakness of Pakistan’s government institutions: the distinctly subpar quality of its... More

Of Twitter, Jackasses, Toothpaste and Tubes

In his column in today's Washington Post, media critic Howard Kurtz chronicles a Twitter episode that showed how important it... More

Dancing With Political Operatives

In one week, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay makes his debut on the dance competition show "Dancing With the... More

And Just Your Best Guess—Is the Earth Round? Or Is It Flat?

The latest CNN/Opinion Reseach Corporation poll (PDF) includes the following question: And just your best guess -- based on what... More

Happy Anniversary, Financial Crisis

Put on your party hats, it's the first anniversary of Lehman Brothers's collapse and the start of a domino effect... More

Other Angles of the Health Care Story

For readers tracking the legislative negotiations on health care reform, today’s New York Times has two interesting stories on overlooked... More

So Much for Ignoring Joe Wilson

Per Kevin Drum, it seems that The Washington Post, at least, has not heeded Megan's plea. Drum's comparison of the... More

New York Times to CNN: We’re better than you

More on CNN's false alarm over a Coast Guard training exercise in the Potomac earlier today. The New York Times's... More

“Sept. 11: O’Donnell and Geist inspect ‘male model’ Louis’ hair”

Presented without further comment, because, just... Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy More

CNN and the Case of the Missing Phone Call

Over at Politico, Michael Calderone has a good summary of the tumult of events that led Matt Drudge, on the... More

Examples of “Crankery” That Really Weren’t

In continuing Joe Wilson coverage, Andie Collier has a story at Politico about the increasing prominence of Republican “cranks.” The... More

The Graphic Explainer

Ever wonder what would happen if, one evening, Explanatory Journalism met Comic Book, and they kinda hit it off, and... More

“Nothing Short of a Declaration of War”

Watching the "living history" coverage of 9/11/01 on MSNBC, I am struck repeatedly by the language journalists used to describe... More

#whereiwas

Today is a day for remembering. MSNBC, as it has every September 11 since 2001, is re-airing, in full, its... More

So is the “You Lie!” Guy a Liar?

As you might have heard, there was a little interruption during the president’s address last night. But was Rep. Joe... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

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

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’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


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.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Bloggingheads

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

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