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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

The Tea Party is timeless - Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed

How misinformation goes viral: a Truthy story - Conservative media’s reaction to an Indiana University project shows how shoddy information can quickly become an online narrative

Do you know Elise Andrew? - The creator of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand

Goodbye and good luck to all of us - Dean Starkman on leaving CJR

When quitting goes viral - Thanks to social media, resignations get a global audience


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

Awareness, #Awareness, and Ray Rice (The Classical)

The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence

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