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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

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


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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