McKean

The New York Times

  The New York Times this week ran a series of editorials calling on the federal government to repeal the ban on marijuana.  A brave, game-changing move that shows the country's leading newspaper acting like one, or just another sign of how behind public opinion the mainstream media are these days?  And what difference will it make?

The Editorial Board, The New York Times, "Repeal Prohibition, Again"

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  While Western media have for days been focusing on Russian-backed separatists as the culprits behind the missile attack on MH 17 over eastern Ukraine, the people of Russia have been hearing different stories from their government-controlled media.

Digital Snooping: The Original Stories

Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian: "NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily"

Chicago Newspaper Guild ad photographer layoffs
Chicago Newspaper Guild

Sun-TImes Fires Photographers

DOJ Leak Probes: The Fallout

Mike Allen's Playbook, Politico: "Holder to Meet with Bureau Chiefs"

Dylan Byers, Politico: "Eric Holder's 'remorse'"

ChartGirl graphic of media performance on Boston bombing story
ChartGirl.com

Hillary Sargent, ChartGirl.com: "Covering the Coverage"

Slightly Less Gruesome


Joe Pompeo, Capital New York: "'Daily News' doctored front-page photo from Boston bombing"

New York Post cannibal picture photoshopped
New York Post

The Pew Study: Less Reporting, More Opining

The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism: "The State of the News Media 2013"

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Local TV News is Following Print's Path, Study Says"

Super Bowl Blackout, Ads, Tweets

Steve Coll, The New Yorker: "The Super Bowl's Journalism Malfunction"

Will Leitch, Sports On Earth: "Power Failure"

Felix Baumgartner jumps
Red Bull

Who's Fat? The Challenges of Science Journalism

Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times: "Good and Bad, the Little Things Add Up in Fitness"

Pam Belluck, The New York Times: "Study Suggests Lower Mortality Risk for People Deemed to be Overweight"

Media Mistakes and Challenges

Andrew Beaujon, Poynter.org: "Sandy Hook coverage: Is 'good enough' good enough?"

Rape Accusation, No Charges Against Mizzou Player

Steve Walentik, Columbia Daily Tribune: "No charges filed after Dixon accused of rape"

Rob Dauser, NBC Sports: "Michael Dixon accused of, never charged with, sexual assault"

Election Night 2012: Themes and Takeaways 

Newseum's Front Pages for November 7

Politico's Media Blog

Obama/Romney Round Two: Crowley Ignites Controversy

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