The Real “Skinny” On Gas Prices

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Actual journalism being committed here: That’s because oil is a global commodity and U.S. production has only a tiny influence on supply. Factors far beyond the control of a nation or a president dictate the price of gasoline.When you put the inflation-adjusted price of gas on the same chart as U.S. oil production since 1976, the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Mitt

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Media | No Comments

During the GOP debate the other night, moderator John King asked each candidate to name the top misconception about them. This was Romney’s response: JOHN KING: Governor Romney? MITT ROMNEY: We’ve got to restore America’s promise in this country, where people know that with hard work and education that they’re going to be secure and prosperous and […]

Meet The Press Gets Fancy New Set

Posted by on May 2, 2010 in Media | No Comments

Still no word on if they will fact-check their guests. But hey, the set looks nice in HD.

So You Want A Job In Journalism?

Posted by on May 1, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

I’ve long believed the fastest was to get a job at a major media outlet was any service in the Bush/Cheney White House. If you’ve enjoyed the relentless anti-Biden snark from former Laura Bush press secretary and current Los Angeles Times blogger Andrew Malcolm, you’re in luck. Malcolm was recently joined at the Times’ “Top […]

New Site: Longform Journalism

Posted by on Apr 24, 2010 in Media | No Comments

Longform.org is a site that focuses on collecting some of the best long-form journalism available on the Internet in a very clean user interface. This site is going to suck a lot of time out of my life.

Top Five Online Stories Of The Year

Posted by on Dec 25, 2009 in Media | No Comments

Greg Sargent of the Washington Post’s The Plum Line has a list of his top five stories that “showcased the world of online journalism at its finest.” 1. The release of the torture documents and Cheney’s response 2. The heath care town hall wars of August 3. The “birther” controversy 4. The campaign to force […]

News Story Of The Week

Posted by on Oct 17, 2009 in Humor | No Comments

Via the Onion: NEW YORK—According to a report published this week in American Journalism Review, 93 percent of all newspaper sales can now be attributed to kidnappers seeking to prove the day’s date in filmed ransom demands.

Affiliations Of Cable News Watchers

Posted by on Aug 17, 2008 in Opinion, Politics | No Comments

According to a recent Pew Research survey, the political affiliation of cable news viewer break down as follows: CNN: 51% Democrats, 18% Republicans, 23% independents MSNBC: 45% Democrats, 18% Republicans, 27% independent Fox News: 33% Democrats, 39% Republicans, 22% independents I find this interesting on so many different levels. But one of the most interesting […]

When More Press Is Not Better Press

Posted by on Jul 27, 2008 in Media, Politics | No Comments

The role of the Fourth Estate is to inform and educate the public and serve as a watchdog of corporate America, the government, and other institutions. As I’ve been gathering information for a long article about traditional media and where the future of print based advertising is headed, I’ve come across some information that I […]

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