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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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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