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He used to edit political stories at the Chicago Tribune. Now he says the press is failing our democracy. - PressThink

"You don’t get a lot of complaints if you just write down what everyone says and leave it at that."

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Answers to Craig's Questions - PressThink

Craig Newmark asked me: What did the press learn from 2016? Here are my replies.

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So I will try to explain why the Trump candidacy has been so confounding to our political press. - PressThink

Those "laws of political gravity?" They were never really laws.

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The savvy turn in political journalism - PressThink

And why I continue to criticize it.

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Show your work: The new terms for trust in journalism - PressThink

The transparency movement has finally come of age. Power has shifted to the users. Their trust has to be earned in different ways now.

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The View from Nowhere: Questions and Answers - PressThink

"American journalism is dumber than most journalists, who often share my sense of absurdity about these practices. A major reason we have a practice less intelligent than its practitioners is the prestige that the View from Nowhere still claims..."

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The "here's where we're coming from" statement in journalism - PressThink

And the logic of viewpoint disclosure.

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Battleship Newspaper - PressThink

Dean Baquet has a phrase for it: We are not the resistance. But if that were entirely true, James Bennet would still have a job.

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Asymmetry between the major parties fries the circuits of the mainstream press - PressThink

And five other ideas I use to interpret campaign coverage this year.

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A current list of my top problems in pressthink, May 2021 - PressThink

The things I spend the most time puzzling about these days. Ranked by urgency. Updated from time to time.