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The "Just Say NO-Bama Campaign": Part 1 - Where Have All the News Editors Gone?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I am deeply concerned that the rules of engagement have been irresponsibly relaxed under the pressure to compete for the scoops, exclusives and gotcha-quotes-of-the-day.

Open Letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin

Jennifer Nix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jennifer Nix

I hope you'll take a moment to consider why I think your move with the 10 p.m. program is so important, and why David Sirota is the best candidate for host.

Bush Drops Fake Cowboy Shtick

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

When did the press come to think their job was to reinforce the fake images and storylines of politicians rather than to challenge them?

Newspapers Still Viable

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Doug Schoen

So what can newspapers do? Focus on their credibility to continue to draw a quality audience, which in turn helps draw in advertisers. And then innovate. And do it faster than they're doing it now.

Take the "Daily" Out of the Daily Newspaper

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

The "daily" part of newspaper journalism has become a trap. It's too slow for today's readers, not slow enough for good in-depth journalism. Get rid of "daily" obligations and focus on immediacy.

The Turner Prize: Is it Relevant?

Charlotte Appleyard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charlotte Appleyard

Since we're all quite used to pickled sharks, video installations and elephant dung the press can no longer ask; "is it art?" so the question becomes "is it good art?"

The Center-Right Myth

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is not a center-right country! In the last two elections Democrats picked up over fifty seats in the House, took control of the Senate and the White House. How much clearer can it be?

Amid New Media Landscape, Rachel Maddow Manages to Succeed in Old School Medium

Steve Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Miller

In an ever diminishing television world, Maddow has taken a large chunk out of the millennial generation and thrust them back in front of the tube. The combination of her intelligent approach and the most exciting presidential campaign in generations has produced a phenomenom.

David Ignatius Presents the Fable of John McCain

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

McCain was a POW, and he showed extraordinary courage and perseverance, and was a hero at that time. The way he has run his campaign at this time is not heroic -- it is downright despicable.