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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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