March 8, 2012 Both organizations claim credit for the "bombshell" video, but NPR's David Folkenflik finds that the video was aired in '08 by PBS and also adds little to our understanding of President Obama.
March 6, 2012 Advertisers and conservative commentators have denounced the undisputed king of political radio talk in the wake of sexually charged comments he made about a Georgetown law student. It is far from Limbaugh's first such episode, but two things make this incident stand out: the nature of the target and the timing of his comments.
February 24, 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister tabloid, the Philadelphia Daily News, are up for sale for the fourth time in six years. The publisher has been accused of interfering with coverage about the sale, and journalists worry that the seemingly favored bidders will try to influence news coverage as well.
January 17, 2012 The British voice mail hacking and police bribery scandal has led to calls for government regulation of the press in one of the world's greatest democracies. Perhaps surprisingly, though, the boisterous British press already operates under more constraints than their U.S. counterparts.
January 10, 2012 The political press felt confident — dead certain, actually — that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would win the New Hampshire primary by a comfortable margin. Most polls closed state-wide by 7 p.m. — but as a smattering would not close until 8 p.m., no one reported the final verdicts.
January 8, 2012 With election season in full swing now, the sheer amount of media coverage can be daunting to anyone trying to follow the races. While political reporters are down in the trenches, they can lose sight of those who are not full-time residents of the land of political obsession.
January 4, 2012 ANALYSIS: The caucuses are largely an excuse for candidates to try to charm voters for the cameras, and for journalists to harass candidates, voters and the journalists' own audiences.