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Lede of the Day

Via Reuters (h/t James Downie of Foreign Policy's Passport blog): A man who tore the wig off a telegenic Taiwan... More

“Finally.” (As You Were)

Coverage of American Idol almost-winner Adam Lambert coming out in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone: Is there a lede... More

Reilly Fingers Times Co. For Guild Vote

The Boston Phoenix's Adam Reilly finds it remarkable that the New York Times Co.'s contract proposal to the Boston Newspaper... More

WaPo on “Palin’s Appearance”

Is it just us (with LipstickOnAPigGate, WardrobeGate, and all still fresh in our heads) or do you, too, think that... More

Blogger Raising Money For Somali Reporter “Targeted For Assassination”

Two years ago, freelance war reporter and warisboring blogger David Axe wrote a piece for CJR about the dangers of... More

Bronstein: In “Obama-Press Dance… We’re The Girl”

Arguing that journalists have caught the vapors over President Obama and gone faint with their coverage, Phil Bronstein attempts at... More

A “Great Debate” on CNN

Andrew Sullivan was nearly as amused/satisfied by "Michael Ware's contempt for the corny CNN set-up" in the following recent "Great... More

NPR: “Hooking Up Is Becoming a Trend…”

..."among young people who have entered the workaday world." So reports NPR's Brenda Wilson today, at length (nearly nine minutes).... More

Poniewozik Ponders: “Who Pays For Journalism?”

From Time's TV critic, James Poniewozik (I, for one, appreciate when he shifts gears from the late night talk show... More

From Boy’s Lips To Murdoch’s Ears

Today in Desperately Seeking The Future of News-type coverage: The Guardian chats with a 13- year-old boy in the UK... More

New Editor-in-Chief “Appointed” For Abu Dhabi’s National

Per The Financial Times: The National newspaper, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government, on Monday appointed a new... More

“Dilemma Reporters Face”

The Deputy Press Secretary for the Bush Administration, Tony Fratto, recently slammed the White House press corps for, he said,... More

Ling, Lee Convicted in Pyongyang

Current TV reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee, held in North Korea since March on vague charges, received "harsher sentences... More

“Tanning Myself By The Gleam of Fareed Zakaria’s Teeth…”

...and more from Stephen Colbert on "Why I Took This Crummy Job" (guest-editing Newsweek.) Colbert explains his Iraq-centric cover: I... More

Upcoming McSweeney’s Will Be “Beautiful, Luxurious” “Newspaper Prototype”

Dave Eggers, novelist and McSweeney's editor, tells SpliceToday's John Lingan (via mass email): Pretty soon, on the McSweeney’s website, we’ll... More

President Tunes Out TV Pundits

President Obama during last night's BriWi special (h/t, TVNewser): "I don't find most of the cable chatter persuasive." (Imagine if... More

A Police Chase Not Covered Live On Cable…

... but Twittered-- with siren! -- by Drudge. Dateline, Little Valley, NY: The driver of a horse and buggy led... More

From One “Ultimate Thinking Person” to Another

Newsweek's Jon Meacham (a.k.a, "The Utimate Thinking Person") has, for the first time in the magazine's history, brought on a... More

Talking Tiananmen “Tank Man”

At Lens, the New York Times's photo blog, four photojournalists recall covering Tiananmen Square in June 1989 (h/t, NiemanLab). Fearing... More

What Your Own Cable Channel’s For

Any guesses as to which NBC show has been referenced more often over the past 24 hours on MSNBC (if... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

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

Bloggingheads

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

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