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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

More About Munadi

Over at The New Yorker’s site, George Packer has published some powerful thoughts about the death of Sultan Munadi. An... More

John Stossel/Mother Ship

And, now, all is just a little more right with the world: John Stossel, longtime 20/20 correspondent and the media's... More

What Does “Urban Modern” Editing Look Like?

The big news in New York Times Magazine editor Gerald Marzorati’s pre-Labor Day Q&A with readers was the jaw-dropping price... 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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