Election Coverage – Even before the first votes are cast, the media has a well-worn tradition to creating a narrative of who’s up and who’s down. But coming out of Iowa, did the press take particular glee in Donald Trump’s second-place finish, and Hillary Clinton’s almost loss?

Peyton Manning – Dubious evidence didn’t stop the media from going hog wild over deflate-gate. So why is the media being so cautious with allegations that Peyton Manning used performance enhancing drugs?

Juan Thompson Another reporter is found to have fabricated quotes and sources. What does it mean for the image of journalism, and what more can editors do to ensure what gets published is factually sound? 

Rants and Raves – Our panel highlights some media hits and misses from the week.