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Blogging is doing your work in public.

Fair warning: self-referential post. Don’t enjoy granular reflections on shifts in blogging practice? Best to turn back now! If you do, well— Best I have seen at it is Melody Kramer, recently of NPR, Nieman Foundation and the Federal government. You should follow her. She’s fab. But lots of people work the same way. Maybe […]

On the deep grammar of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner

“The Washington press corps is like that big extended family with a terrible secret that cannot be confronted because everyone knows how bad it would be if the discussion ever got real.” Have you ever come to know members of a family who collaborate in staying silent about something bad that happened in the past, […]

Good Old Fashioned Shoe Leather Reporting

“The scenes in All the President’s Men that show Woodward and Bernstein crisscrossing Washington on foot and ringing doorbells at night are shoe leather mythology in its most concentrated form. Making calls is good, but one stepped removed from what is most holy…” (This post began as an email to Megan Garber of the Atlantic, […]