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Ezra Klein

Friday Talking Points -- A Campaign Retrospective, Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump has now officially selected Mike Pence for his running mate. This means it'll be a Trump/Pence ticket. Create your own humorous talking point around this matchup.

Now is Not the Time for Neutrality: Stop Trump Before It's Too Late

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

It's hard to navigate the "how can I be a political pluralist in the midst of Donald Trump's ascent" conundrum. Not just because I'm a rabbi. Not just because I'm a Jew. Not just because I'm a Democrat. Not just because I'm a worried father.

Friday Talking Points -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the primaries are getting a lot closer, some are doing mental pretzel-bends to rationalize their gut feeling about Trump's inevitable loss (since their gut feeling can't possibly be wrong, of course.)

Nate Silver: Vox Just Writes 'Hot Takes' On Wikipedia Articles

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.10.2015 | Media

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver is accusing Vox of participating in “hot take” journalism and basing its articles on Wikipedia entries. He has been ...

How Being an Obama Hater Warps Your Mind

Algernon Austin | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Algernon Austin

Remember when the Obama administration commanded the military to impose martial law on Texas (aka the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory)? Oh, wait. That never happened. The Obama Haters are another example of how politics make us stupid.

How About a Jewish President?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While the media is currently having lots of fun asking their hypothetical "gotcha" question over a non-existent Muslim candidate, the possibility that Bernie Sanders could become America's first Jewish president should be a valid topic for conversation in the midst of this campaign.

Gabriel Arana

538's Nate Silver To Vox: Quit Jacking Our Stuff | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

Numbers guru Nate Silver accused news site of repurposing its maps without attribution on Twitter Monday, saying only “about 20%” of the m...

Obama Blames Fox News, MSNBC For Increasing Political Polarization

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media

During part one of an in-depth interview with Vox, President Barack Obama weighed in on the driving forces behind the current polarization of American...

Michael Calderone

Politico's Laura McGann Joins Vox To Lead Political Coverage | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.22.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Politico deputy managing editor Laura McGann is joining Vox as the site’s first political editor. In an interview with The Huffingto...

False Visualizations: When Journalists Get Data Viz Wrong

Randy Krum | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media
Randy Krum

As readers, we see the area of two-dimensional shapes on the page to represent the different values, but design software only allows width and height adjustments to size shapes.

My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Peter Sims | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Heightens Wonk Wars With Storyline | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post escalated the wonk wars Tuesday with the latest addition to the growing field of policy journalism. The Post's ne...

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Expanding In The Bezos Era | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post reached a milestone Monday that would’ve seemed unthinkable amid the succession of newsroom buyouts in recent years:...

How Does Vox Figure PARCC Tests Are 'Working'?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.14.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The piece is entitled, "Common Core Tests Are in Classrooms -- And They're Actually Working." That depends upon what one considers "working" to be.

Michael Calderone

New York Times Changes Ezra Klein Quote To No Longer Criticize Washington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Ezra Klein, the editor-in-chief of the just-launched, appeared to criticize his former employer, The Washington Post, in an articl...

Ezra Klein, I'm Calling Bullsh*t on Your Defense of Hiring Brandon Ambrosino, and Here's Why

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Michelson

As you can imagine, anyone with half a brain was pissed about Ezra Klein's decision to hire Brandon Ambrosino. Why, oh why, when there are so many brilliant young queer writers doing such amazing work, would he choose this guy?

OH, EZRA! Klein Defends Hiring Anti-Gay Writer As 'Ideological Diversity'

American Prospect | Posted 03.13.2014 | Media

The problem with hiring Ambrosino is not that Klein isn't entitled to bring someone on board whose views the gay community finds distasteful. It's tha...

Michael Calderone

Ezra Klein Raids Washington Post For Vox Venture | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- After leaving The Washington Post to start a new venture, Ezra Klein said he didn't want to build a "super Wonkblog," the popular policy v...

The One Month in Digital Media You Must Understand

Alex Becker | Posted 04.26.2014 | Media
Alex Becker

What besides the sheer volume of announcements and splashy launches has made the last month in media different from any other?

Michael Calderone

Three More Washington Post Reporters Leave With Ezra Klein | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post's Brad Plumer and Sarah Kliff are joining Ezra Klein's new venture to be launched with Vox Media, according to newsroo...

Washington Post Planning To Hire More Reporters

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

Washington Post editor Marty Baron talks of expansion, amid recent headlines focused on the departure of Ezra Klein.

Can Ezra Klein Tear Apart the Old Article?

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 03.29.2014 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

In the end, I think -- I hope -- what Klein is doing is staking his ground and following a dictum I started thinking about in 2007: Do what you do best and link to the rest. What he wants to do best is explain the news and the world to the public. That's a tall order but I like the mission.

Ezra Klein Announces New Venture

Posted 01.26.2014 | Media

Ezra Klein finally revealed his new media venture on Sunday. In a post on The Verge, Klein said that he would be forming a news website under Vox M...

Slate's Matt Yglesias Joining Ezra Klein Venture

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.25.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

Slate's Matt Yglesias is joining new Ezra Klein venture.

Michael Calderone

Ezra Klein Leaving Washington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Washington Post star policy writer Ezra Klein, and two other journalists, are leaving the paper for a new venture. "When Ezra joined u...