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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

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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