Jim Lehrer seems big on getting the candidates to, you know, talk amongst themselves. In this, he is ostensibly subscribing to the First Law of Second-Person Dynamics: the assumption that addressing someone directly will cause the address-er to be more diplomatic and, er, politic in his or her address. A noble strategy, but will it work? Doubtful.
09:22 PM - September 26, 2008
Shades of Lincoln-Douglas…and Linda Richmond
Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims
Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists
Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following
Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Whoever nets the most before retirement wins a free lunch
Poop and Pooches. That is all
Useful resources for journalists
“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.