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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

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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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