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I Want My MTV

Back in February, the MTV news team spoke with Sarah Palin about her thoughts about the Republican primary contest way... More

What’s On Your Head?

What the folks at PBS gain in quality of coverage, they lose in stylish headgear. Poor Judy Woodruff has been... More

Give the People What They Want

What we didn’t learn about Sarah Palin last night

If the current New York Times most e-mailed articles list is any indicator, people are clamoring to learn more about... More

Tracy Flick, Round Two

Remember when Slate made that video, Hillary's Inner Tracy Flick? Well, it seems that the Flick-ering torch has been passed... More

Pinched for Time

Because of hurricane Gustav, or perhaps because of an intentional compressed schedule, the RNC broadcast schedule has very few breaks... More

Riders on the Storm

As Gustav roared through the Gulf Coast, the networks trotted out their best and brightest correspondents to bring dispatches from... More

What About the Dems?

Today, the Internet has been abuzz with the saga of Campbell Brown's interview with McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds, and the... More

The Graham Crack Didn’t Work

While addressing the RNC, Joe Lieberman attempted to inject some levity into his speech by referring to his travels with... More

Like What?

While describing the formation of several weather systems in the Caribbean and the threat they pose to the southern states,... More

The Fashion Watch Never Stops

Lest they be accused of unevenly heaping fashion scrutiny on one political party over another, the media are on it... More

What We Know When We Don’t Know Much

Palin’s favorite meal is moose burgers.

With the media struggling to learn about new GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell offers this now much-recycled... More

Everyone Starts Somewhere

This just in: Jill Burke at KTUU, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, confirmed that GOP VP Sarah Palin was a... More

What’s In a Name?

Some analysts wonder why Obama didn’t mention Martin Luther King Jr. by name

Tavis Smiley asked his two favorite contributors, Princeton professor Cornel West and Bennett College president Julianne Malveaux to weigh in... More

Shortest News Cycle Ever

This just in: CNN has already moved on to speculating about McCain's VP choice, the GOP convention, and the Gustav... More

Leaked!

The text of Obama's speech is everywhere, and everyone's got their hands in it. "America, we are better than these... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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