Galileo meets the Mayan apocalypse

Far and away my favorite headline of Friday was the one that ran in the Las Vegas Review-Journal: Experts almost certain world not ending today How great is that? And I say that as someone who was not quite as impressed as Romenesko with this front-page folio line from the Omaha World-Herald yesterday. The story [Read More...]

Calm down about the Vatican and James Bond Skyfall

  It was three years ago that I read a really interesting story in the Christian Science Monitor about why the Vatican’s “famously staid semi-official mouthpiece” was suddenly doing movie reviews. The reporter explained that Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the paper to discuss cultural issues. The big error in how the media covers this Vatican [Read More...]

AP knows what the Pope really thinks

I was at a meeting of a journalism fellowship program I’m part of this weekend. We heard from Sam Feist, CNN’s DC bureau chief. So, earlier in his career, he’d written some copy for the on-air talent to read for that night’s show. The line was something like “Clinton believes that the tax bill will [Read More...]


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