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Celebrating advocacy journalism: TNR salutes High Times

By Christopher B. Daly  A hat-tip to TNR for recognizing the impact of High Times, the magazine that has stayed laser-focused on its advocacy of legalizing marijuana use in the United States.  (Memo to TNR: in your drive to be … Continue reading

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Keller v. Greenwald debate: Reporting v. Advocacy

By Christopher B. Daly Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times and keeper of the flame of traditional reporting, has squared off with Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who disclosed the Snowden leaks and an avatar of advocacy, … Continue reading

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Advocacy IN journalism

By Chris Daly  Now comes Al Sharpton. His recent appointment as the anchor for an MSNBC program that airs at 6 p.m. raises questions about whether Sharpton is a journalist or an activist. Today’s NYTimes diplomatically called him “a hybrid … Continue reading

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A warning from a century ago: Resist criminalizing thought, speech, and expression

By Christopher B. Daly Below is a piece I wrote for the Made in History section of The Washington Post. (The original had a different illustration.)   Democracy Dies in Darkness Made by History Perspective Why we shouldn’t criminalize political speech … Continue reading

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Why nobody knows nothing: A Taxonomy of Error

By Christopher B. Daly  What are the sources of ignorance, confusion, and false belief? They are many, and I am attempting to take a systematic approach to what I call “ways of un-knowing.” Please leave comments if you wish to … Continue reading

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Partisanship in journalism: a discussion

By Christopher B. Daly For readers’ convenience, I am posting some material that airs out the issue of partisanship in the news media. In sequence, here are: 1. A NYTimes invitation to a Sunday Dialogue, a feature of the paper’s … Continue reading

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Obama: Wrong on the Constitution, Stupid on the Politics

By Christopher B. Daly  By approving or tolerating the abuses of power involved in the AP and Fox News cases, President Obama has positioned himself on the wrong side of the First Amendment. He is moving in the direction of … Continue reading

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The global state of press freedom

It’s not very good, according to the latest assessment from Reporters without Borders. Here are the details, from the Paris-based advocacy group’s latest report. (What does it mean when there is more press freedom in Germany than in America?) Here … Continue reading

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Olbermann Gave Lots Less than his Boss

By Chris Daly So, Keith Olbermann of MSNBC has already nearly served his sentence for donating a total of $7,200 to Democrats. First things first: The conditions under which he works are not a matter of theory, or constitutional interpretation, … Continue reading

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