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Kurtz on Todd (Again)

It's been almost exactly two years since Howard Kurtz's last profile of (MS)NBC's Chuck Todd. Back in May 2008, Kurtz... More

“Curtains for Specter”

A selection of front pages this morning from Pennsylvania newspapers: More

In PA: Voter Turnout Low, Reporter Turnout High

From The Delaware County [PA] Daily Times: There seemed to be more reporters out and about in Delaware County [PA]... More

“Journalists as Targets” in Russia

From Clifford J. Levy's grim report, "Russian Journalists, Fighting Graft, Pay in Blood," on the front page of today's New... More

Crystal Balling Kagan

Question to the panel from Norah O'Donnell, standing in for Chris Matthews on yesterday's Chris Matthews Show: Bottom line, would... More

Top 5 UNENTHUSIASTIC HuffPo Reviews of 2005 (NO PHOTOS)

What is a birthday without being reminded of what you were like when you were first born, according to some... More

Disappearing Chyron

With the news this morning of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, cable news got to work familiarizing viewers... More

Beefing Up Coverage, MSNBC-Style

So many government agencies; so little press coverage. Who's watching the Department of Agriculture? The Administration on Aging? The Bureau... More

Pennsylvania Senate (and Governor’s) Race: Three Things You Oughta Know

Family campaigns, a “way of sharing,” and Sodom on the Schuylkill

With the 2010 midterm elections looming on the horizon—and some primaries rapidly approaching—Campaign Desk will soon be devoting more attention... More

CBS And CNN?

NY Mag's Gabriel Sherman reports that CNN and CBS News are "in advanced negotiations about signing a news-gathering partnership." Writes... More

“A Slow Moving Car Wreck of a Story…”

... is how NBC Nightly News's Brian Williams describes the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, writes the AP's... More

A WHCD Explainer: Couric’s Twitpics

Wondering what this White House Correspondents' Dinner thing is all about? Don't have time to track down hard-to-come-by descriptions and... More

NYT Finds Your “Moment[s] in Time” Dull, Domestic

On Friday, the New York Times's photojournalism blog, Lens, announced an ambitious-sounding project called "Moment in Time," described as follows:... More

Crist “Confidantes,” “Associates,” “Backers”

As Clint noted, the political world awaits Florida Governor Charlie Crist's press conference later today in St. Petersburg -- or,... More

Hey, Jake Tapper: Read This!

Some folks at ABC News might want to read (and even add to) this piece we ran last week by... More

Obama Press Office? Johnston Saw Trouble in ‘09

Today, Politico has a long, much-Twittered-about piece detailing "why reporters are down on Obama," (for starters, named and unnamed reporters... More

What’s the Deal?

Naughty word in the news today. Reports cbsnews.com: Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) channeled his frustrations with Goldman Sachs witnesses at... More

MSNBC: “Not The President…”

Narrating a cable news live shot waiting for something to happen -- any minute now!-- isn't easy. One must remain... More

LAT’s Dwyre: “A Housewife Got The Real [Pat Tillman] Story”

After watching the soon-to-be-released documentary, The [Pat] Tillman Story, LA Times sports columnist Bill Dwyre felt "mortified" and "ashamed" of... More

Economic Indicator: Tonal Shift in Spam Email!

Need more reassurance than Tim Geithner declaring the economy is "getting stronger, faster," as he did just this morning on... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


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.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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