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The Good, the Bad, and the Best

Bitch, the print magazine devoted to feminist analysis and media criticism, is in danger of going under. A memo on... More

A Little Help From Their Friends

Campaign trail reporters should get help covering the financial crisis

As the candidates react to last weekend’s Wall Street meltdown, the political media, it seems, are struggling to pinpoint the... More

The Octo-Press

The multi-pronged media and the importance of the coming debates

The predominance of sound bites in campaign coverage—in attack ads passed around by the press, in the addictive parsing by... More

Serial Viewing

TV critics’ opinions on the Gibson-Palin interview

Yesterday, we questioned whether it was possible for Charles Gibson to do a solid job on the Sarah Palin interview—within... More

A Star Is Boring

The problem with the Sarah Palin-Charlie Gibson sit-down

Tonight, the first part of Charles Gibson’s exclusive interview with Sarah Palin will air on ABC. While some media folk... More

Pricking The Underbelly

Lackluster alt weekly convention coverage, and examples for next time

One thing that was sorely lacking from the past two weeks of convention spotlighting was good alt weekly coverage. Denver’s... More

“Sarah Palin is your new…”

"...Rudy Giuliani in a Dress." You know you're on the other side of the looking glass when a Daily Kos... More

Ground Noise

You know a reporter’s presence in the convention hall is cardinal when proximity to an unprecedented distraction (from—take your pick—delegate,... More

The Green Screen Team

Don't say there weren’t plenty of ambient points tonight for the convention scribes to get harried about tomorrow: -The song... More

The Coloring Wars

When convention analysis cuts too close to color theory

This New Republic entry by Amanda Fortini spends a good amount of time on how starkly (and says the author,... More

Steinem’s Attack Dogs

Feminist icon’s LAT op-ed takes on Palin (and everyone else)

Gloria Steinem takes the ax to Sarah Palin’s woman-in-the-spotlight moment in a Los Angeles Times opinion column today. Countering whatever... More

Live, Sort of

Well, the rigmarole for blogger access continues. So how did Matthew Yglesias, formerly of The Atlantic and now at Think... More

Huckabee’s Hook and Jab

Who needs the media critics when Mike Huckabee will do their work for them? Just now, Huckabee thanked the "elite... More

Gustav vs. the Gazette

A modest local paper stays on top of Gustav

While hotshot network correspondents put on their storm gear to attempt to report the hell out of Hurricane Gustav, the... More

Minus the Commentary

Jennifer Rubin, a blogger for Commentary Magazine, has this to say about covering the conventions live: Covering the Convention live... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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