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Down In Frames

Whatever happened to George Lakoff?

This week’s Chronicle Review has an article about cognitive linguist (and Chomsky nemesis) George Lakoff, who has written a new... More

Mark Penn’s Press Strategies

Media mentions from the HRC memos

Here are some media-related snippets from the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign’s strategy memos and e-mails, recently released by The Atlantic.... More

Reporting The Edwards Affair

What the media wrote before and after John Edwards’s admission of guilt

A (non-comprehensive) look at what a few news outlets said about the Edwards affair, before and after Friday’s confession: The... More

The Edwards Affair

Three questions for and about the media

On July 22, the National Enquirer first broke the story of John Edwards's tryst with Rielle Hunter at the Beverly... More

Now McCain Is Postmodern Too?

The headline of Amy Silverman's long article in the Phoenix New Times yesterday reads: "Postmodern John McCain: the presidential candidate... More

The New Taste

In today's New York Times, David Brooks delineates the changing face of "intellectual one-upmanship." The process, eruditely described: When you... More

Eight Days A Week

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s first week reviewed

So Ta-Nehisi Coates has been blogging for a week now for the Atlantic, replacing Matt Yglesias, who will start at... More

Pushing Pause?

404 error: Original content not found

As Slate's Jody Rosen recently discovered, the Montgomery County Bulletin, a Texas alt-weekly with circulation 20,000, has since 2005 been... More

Obama’s “Postmodern” Condition

Is Obama po-mo? No.

Oh, Jonah Goldberg. In a recent USA Today column, the author of Liberal Fascism advanced the notion that Obama is... More

Lincoln Was No Luddite

And neither is John McCain

The New York Times’s Sunday story about John McCain’s technological naivete makes an important point, even if its author doesn’t... More

Don’t Be A Menace To South Central…

Media floats the term “food apartheid” to describe South Central fast food ban

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a law that would ban fast-food restaurants from opening new outlets... More

Earthquake!

Blogs and the Los Angeles Times race to cover today’s earthquake

Here’s a smattering of coverage in the hours following the 5.4-magnitude earthquake in southern California. Who wins, the Los Angeles... More

Do You Hear A Reporter Clapping?

Minority journalists (and those covering them) over-question the ethics of cheering for Obama

Leading up to Barack Obama’s speech yesterday at the Unity convention in Chicago, there was some media speculation about how... More

Ten For 2010?

Scrubbing the gloss off of diversity coverage

Earlier this month, worried about the effect that newsroom cuts were having on minority journalists’ working numbers, the National Association... More

Talking Shop: Johanna Neuman

A conversation with an author of the LAT’s “Countdown to Crawford” blog

Johanna Neuman, along with James Gerstenzang, writes Countdown to Crawford, a one-month-old blog on latimes.com that follows the Bush administration’s... 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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