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The Declining Market for News

Reading habits continue to evolve, not necessarily for the better.

Yahoo News: News for Yahoos?

The longtime aggregator is now serving mostly non-news content.

‘Party House’ Rapist Gets No Jail Time

A really strange case.

Is the Race Narrowing?

Trump has pulled ahead in some individual polls but Biden continues to have a commanding lead.

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No, Trump Isn’t Above 50%

Let’s just say Rasmussen is an extreme outlier.

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Traffic Signals Not Racist

Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

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COVID Whataboutism

Should government be taking harsher measures against smoking, car crashes, and the flu?

Misogyny and Nano-Bubbles

It’s increasingly challenging to discuss media coverage because we’re all consuming a hand-selected bit of it.

Is Twitter a Breeding Ground for Thoughtlessness and Contempt?

Glenn Reynolds announced via his USA Today column that he has deleted his Twitter account.

Polls, Polls, Polls.

Looking beyond FiveThirtyEight

Many Of The 2014 Polls Were Wrong, Which Is Why We Should Be Skeptical Of Individual Polls

The results of the 2014 midterms should teach us some lessons about how to handle and evaluate polling.

Battle For Senate Control Tipping Towards The GOP?

Two weeks after it seemed to be tightening, there are signs the battle for control of the Senate may be moving in the GOP’s direction.

Jawa Report Turns 10

Blogging has changed much over the last decade, and not all for the good.

Has Nate Silver Ruined Politics?

Is the triumph of political forecasting good for our democracy?

Kevin Drum’s 10th Blogiversary

The erstwhile CalPundit starts his second decade strong as ever.

Journalists As Opposition Researchers

Jonathan Chait makes an astute observation about the media’s role in meme generation.

Conservative ‘Race War’ Meme

The people who gave us the “war on Christmas” are now touting an upsurge on black-on-white crime.

(Not) Breaking News: People Who Work For The Government Look At The Internet

Apparently, people who work for the government are surfing the World Wide Web.

A Futures Market In Election Results?

Could traders soon be betting on the outcome of the Presidential elections? Should they be?

Is Twitter Killing Political News?

The rapid spread of information on Twitter is challenging POLITICO’s business model.

New York Times Time-Lapse Video

A video of the New York Times website from September 2010 to July 2011.

News as a Public Good

Real news reporting has never paid for itself. But the days of it being subsidized by the local car dealer are rapidly ending.

Andrew Sullivan Joins Daily Beast

While the prestige outlets of the halcyon days of the last millennium still hold some cachet for those of us old enough to remember that era, they mean next to nothing on the Web.

Search Engine Optimization Dirty Secrets

JCPenney used black hat SEO to game Google. But Google’s penalties are arguably just as bad. And what about HuffPo?

Memes

Didn’t we just talk about this?

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2010 Election Predictions

We’ve been talking about the 2010 elections since, oh, the day after the 2008 elections.   Now, it’s time for final predictions.

Howard Fineman to HuffPo

In yet another sign of how rapidly the media landscape is changing, longtime Newsweek stalwart is leaving for the Huffington Post.

Web Ruled By Maniacs

The secret to getting big traffic on the Internet is to target bored office workers and crazy people.

Headlines as News Content

News headlines are increasingly divorced from the article content, with serious connotations for a nation of skimmers.

Bite Size News

Six Years Blogging

Blogrolls, RIP

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