Why Dan got a free pass

A behind-the-scenes account of the CBS report and its aftermath. Share this:More

Taking mail seriously

Russian postal workers are being armed with pistols to help protect cash payments they’re delivering. Most Russians receive their post from puffing grannies of uncertain age and the prospect of such “babushkas” being forced to carry pistols has shocked a country used to violent crime. Share this:More

One of the best calls it quits

Andrew Sullivan, one of the most popular and significant writers in the blogosphere, has announced he’s dropping his blog for a while. Sullivan was one of the first editorial bloggers and caught an audience after 9/11. It’s not so much the time as the mindset. The ability to keep on top of almost everything on ...

Internship opportunity

The National Journalism Center, which offers free training in the skills of media work within a context of a free society, is accepting applications immediately for its spring 2005 internship program. The NJC provides practical experience in researching, writing and editing, plus outside assignments with professional journalists in the Washington, D.C., region and post-internship placement ...

Why the CBS youth dream will fail

Variety has this take on CBS News’ plans to mix up its anchor mix to attract young views: Amid the tumult over choosing Dan Rather’s replacement and revamping “The CBS Evening News” has been the question of whether young adults can be enticed to begin watching evening newscasts. The answer is “sure,” assuming one or ...

This will keep me up at night

America’s high school students disagree with the first amendment. When told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too far” in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories. ...

Considering they helped elect the president…

Republicans seem a little late to the blogging party. In another presentation, Senator John Thune of South Dakota introduced senators to the meaning of “blogging,” explaining the basics of self-published online political commentary and arguing that it can affect public opinion. Share this:More

NYT wipes the smile from its face

An interesting report on how the NY Times changed its Iraq election headlines–for the same story–from happy to sad. Hat tip: NRO Share this:More

It’s the new media’s fault

In his Meet the Press interview John Kerry blames the new media for messing up his campaign. I mean, obviously I could have and should have responded faster and more forcefully, I think, to that.  But lies and smears were proven in the front pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall ...

Even in Iran

The Iranian news agency is reporting the success of the Iraqi elections. He said the Iraqi nation will prove through their participation in this election that freedom, democracy and a popular government will prevail notwithstanding earlier threats to derail the election. I suppose some things are just so obvious that they can’t be hidden by ...