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Joe Wilson Is Your Preexisting Condition

Joe Wilson has become that guy. The Republican Representative from South Carolina who blurted out "You lie!" during Obama's healthcare... More

Sultan Munadi, RIP

A week before he was killed during a commando raid that freed his colleague, New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell,... More

Twittering the Newsman’s Memorial

TVNewser kept us up to date this morning by live-tweeting the Walter Cronkite memorial service at Lincoln Center. Besides breathlessly... More

Death Panel, DNR

She's at it again. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has revived the specter of the death panel, this time in... More

Connect the dots

Today, Slate launches a new interactive feature called "News Dots," which aims to illustrate how all news stories are related... More

Listening to Legislation

In an effort to inform people about the ongoing health care debate and to make reading legalese less boring, a... More

Raking the Muck

Which of these jobs is not like the others? Here's a clue: More

School Lessons from Obama

Any minute now, President Barack Obama will address the nation's schoolchildren in a planned televised speech that caused a partisan... More

The Health Care Debate: A Resource for Journalists

Far too many Americans have no health insurance or are underinsured. And, meanwhile, far too large a percentage of America’s... More

Sex, Newspapers and Defamation, Italian-style

The New York Times picks up on the Silvio Berlusconi newspaper wars in Italy today with a follow up on... More

Whose photo is it?

This week, an interesting behind the scenes debate played out between the Associated Press, a deceased Marine's parents, and the... More

“Which Is Presented as an Essay By [Levi] Johnston…”

The Anchorage Daily News reports today on Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair piece, and goes out on a limb to suggest... More

Farewell, Kind Uncle Charlie

Charles Gibson, in a word? LA Times: ... the abrupt end of the Bob Woodruff-Elizabeth Vargas pairing that led the... More

“If Michael Jackson Hadn’t Died…”

In an online Q&A, Vanity Fair special correspondent Maureen Orth explains what might have been this summer for "The Craigslist... More

Advice for Diane Sawyer

Advice for Diane Sawyer for her inaugural outing, reportedly to take place in January, as the new anchor of ABC's... 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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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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