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Olympic Leaks

Where to look for Olympics tidbits before tonight.

I thought I could get around the NBC Olympics monopoly by getting a sneak peek at streaming video on a... More

How Much Is Too Much?

Jon Stewart asks MSNBC’s David Gregory about the twenty-four-hour news cycle

TGIF, and also TGFJS! That's: Thank God For Jon Stewart. On last night's Daily Show, Stewart asked MSNBC's David Gregory... More

Five Ring Circus: TV Eye

What’s in store for NBC in Beijing?

Kudos to NPR’s David Folkenflik for asking a great question about the upcoming coverage of the Olympics: How much corporate... More

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Olympics coverage in 1980 and now

The year was 1980, and the United States was boycotting the Moscow Olympics because of the Soviet Union’s invasion of... More

Super-Duper Tuesdays

MSNBC loves Tuesdays!

We couldn't help noticing that every Tuesday is "Super Tuesday" at MSNBC. Typically, the term refers to a day in... More

Talking Shop: Brendan McCarthy

The cops beat reporter at The Times-Picayune talks about his Chandleresque eight-part crime series

Brendan McCarthy spent a year and a half covering crime in New Orleans, when a police ride-along sparked an idea... More

No More Scrabulous?!

Facebook’s Scrabble-like application pulled, journalists go back to work

This just in: "Scrabulous is disabled for US and Canadian users until further notice. " For those in the dark,... More

Hey Kids, the New Yorker’s With It!

A story on medical marijuana gets funky.

Oh, New Yorker, how you vex and puzzle me. One day, you insist on punctuating the word “cooperate” with a... More

Study Abroad

What foreign papers are saying about Obama’s world tour

The trope in the American media seems to be that Obama is beloved in Europe and the globe around. So... More

Talking Shop: Chris Drew

New York Times reporter on covering Obama off the trail

New York Times investigative reporter Chris Drew has covered Barack Obama’s candidacy, including pieces on his fundraising practices, voting record... More

Obama’s Gym-O-Rama

Hard-hitting coverage of Obama’s gym time

Yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made not one, not two, but three, yes, count them, three, visits to a... More

iPhones for the Poor

Big wireless companies. I feel bad for them, don't you? After all, did you know that one in seven Americans... More

From the Peanuts Gallery

Editorial cartoonists offer their two cents on the instantly infamous New Yorker cover

Here’s what some working editorial cartoonists (and other illustration insiders) think about the brouhaha over this week’s New Yorker cover.... More

Forget Something?

Media whips itself into tizzy about New Yorker cover, neglects to read article

Psst! You know that New Yorker cover that the all-day news networks can't stop foaming at the mouth about? Have... More

Not So Fresh

This summer’s crop of articles about community-supported agriculture sprouts around the country

Oh, glorious summer bounty! Strawberries! Raspberries! Plums! Grocery stores and farmers' markets are brimming with fruits of the harvest, which... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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