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NYT’s Incomplete Snark Review

Yesterday, the New York Times reviewed David Denvy's book, Snark... minus the chapter (yes, chapter) taking down Times columnist Maureen... More

Column Advice For Paul Krugman

In Ryan Lizza's New Yorker profile of Rahm Emanuel, the White House Chief of Staff and "political John McEnroe" offers... More

Does This Count As Early Childhood Education Reporting?

I was about to type up a post observing that according to US News & World Report's "Washington Whispers," Chris... More

Fleischer to WH Press: Don’t “Act Like Fools On National TV”

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer predicts White House reporters will "make themselves look bad if left to their... More

Reporter-Rodent

Michael Miner was worried he'd have nothing to tell the young, aspiring journalists at an upcoming panel discussion. After talking... More

“Bait[ing]” Sasha Obama

Having filed her official Washington Post column about her recent ride with fellow columnists (Bob Herbert, Ron Brownstein, E.J. Dionne,... More

Somali U.N. Official Calls For “Truce”…”In Reporting”

"Why is a U.N. diplomat comparing Somali reporters to Rwandan war criminals?" asks Anna Husarska, a senior policy adviser at... More

NY Post In Obama-Chimp-Stimulus-Racism Flap…”

... right where the tabloid wants to be? For more on this "flap," see first here, and then here and,... More

Panhandle in Polk-Worthy Prose

Gay Talese! You just won a George Polk Award for career achievement! What will you do next? Apparently, this. More

“Media Being All Over” Bristol

Fox News squeezed a second night out of Greta Van Susteren's interview with 18-year-old Bristol Palin (mother of baby Tripp... More

Can’t Touch This

Try as they might, U.S. tabloids and cable news folks just can't sex up a chimp attack quite like the... More

Talking Back To Headlines

AP: "'Truth commission' could spark more partisanship" Me: Ya think? More

Is Your Blog Among Time’s “25 Best?”

Talkingpointsmemo tops the list. Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish made the cut, as did Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a... More

You Had Us At Chimp Attack

That chimp attack in Connecticut? Startling, upsetting story, to say the least. 200-pound pet chimpanzee in Stamford, Connecticut severely mauls... More

15 Most-Visited Newspaper Web Sites

Neiman Journalism Lab tallied "the top 15 newspaper websites of 2008" by average monthly unique visitors (based on Nielsen Online... More

And Tomorrow’s Polks?

It's hard to read about all the outstanding journalism (investigative, international, local, labor, environmental, etc.) recognized by the George Polk... More

Bristol Palin More Comfortable On The Record Than Van Susteren

Part 1 of Greta Van Susteren’s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin’s 18-year-old daughter, Bristol Palin (and family), aired last night... More

More on Dover Media Ban

The Washington Post has a piece today on the Dover media ban, including a brief history of the policy and... More

Pelosi: “The Media Did Not Fairly Repesent Them”

From Salon's Q&A with Alexandra Pelosi (daughter of Nancy, director of Journeys With George) about her new documentary, "Right America:... More

TNR Surveys “The Carnage”

The current issue of The New Republic offers many ways (long and short, funny and less-so) to worry about journalism... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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