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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

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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