Nieman Watchdog has some advice for journalists (and the rest of us, for that matter):
Because of the way humans process information, political journalists who think they are dispelling false beliefs may actually be spreading them. Two brain experts offer ground rules for reporters who want to avoid becoming accessories to disinformation campaigns. Rule one: Stop repeating things that aren't true.
TNR gathered a panel of judges to toast all the amazingly wonderful campaign journalism that's been produced this year. (For real.)
Fact: No fewer than four of the judges who selected the winners were singled out themselves for praise by the panel of judges. The new definition of back scratching?
This morning in a CNN teaser: "After ignoring the faithful for decades, we'll find out how Democrats are trying to forge a new relationship with the religious community and whether or not it will work." [Emphasis added.]
Nice catch by The Seminal.
It's an article about how Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi "admits Democrats not yet united." That was the headline to the eye-catching article. But as Daily Kos noted, the piece contained not a single Pelosi quote to back up the AP claim.
We know the convention is sort of a news-free zone, but does the AP really want to wander towards Jayson Blair territory?