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Memo? What Memo?

Think Hillary hard-liners don’t exist? Think again

On a breezy Thursday evening in New York City, under the giant metal globe at Columbus Circle, several disgruntled Hillary-ites... More

Left Behind

Hearts aflame, commenters speak fire

Lefties left behind wish desperately they were among The Fifteen Thousand Witnessing History in the Mile High City. Instead, they... More

Blogging For Truth

Russian war bloggers tell—and show—what they saw at the front

Bearing cigarettes, crackers, and salami, Krig42 returned to Tskhinvali on August 15th in search of the truth. The city, which... More

No Reception

Georgia cuts access to the last Russian radio station left standing

The officially anti-Georgian media blitz inside Russia has been well documented, but now it turns out the Georgians have been... More

Georgians Hate Fox News

So does some fat guy

Forget what I said about American reporters rarely training the cameras on themselves. Fox News went to Gori, Georgia (still... More

Blogging From The Front

At great personal peril, Russian bloggers report on the Georgian war

At 6:19 p.m. this past Saturday, Russian journalist Mikhail Romanoff added a two-line post to his personal blog from the... More

And Lindsay Lohan Is Pop-Culture Lupus

A chaotic American Morning

All you scrooges still grumbling about the devolution of the American press into yellow journalism, take heart! You’re right! Today,... More

PAU

Just when we thought it was over, the second season comes anon: it’s Politics As Usual time, folks, by which... More

Poor Tartuffe

While minority journalists stretched themselves into a soul-searching pretzel debating whether they should applaud Barack Obama when he spoke at... More

CNN = Cosmo

CNN = Politics, but CNN sometimes = Cosmo. Because sex sells page views in a way that muckraking doesn’t, the... More

Beating a Dead, Misunderstood Horse, Part Deux

Except the horse isn’t dead—and neither are our nation’s guerilla satirists! Not surprisingly, they’re hiding out, starved yet resolved, in... More

Beating a Dead, Misunderstood Horse

Sneaking in one last pundit punch before the New Yorker hits newsstands with a new cover this week, meta-media critic... More

The Troglodytes Are Coming!

God bless Lou Dobbs, America’s only working home-security system. If it weren’t for him, you’d never know what to be... More

My Friend(s)

My friends, in discussing the verbal tics of certain aspiring presidents, I would be remiss to pass over the punishing... More

The Digital Elders of Zion and a Lesson for Obama

If you go to www.eldersofzion.com expecting to find the old tsarist forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, you’ll... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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