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Glossy Mags’ “Journalistic Triple Axel?”

Salon's Rebecca Traister "scour[ed] periodical racks" and reports back on how "an industry built on a meringue of material aspiration... More

Reuters Evacs Gaza Bureau

Per Reuters: An explosion blasted a tower block in the city of Gaza on Thursday that houses the offices of... More

Guess Who’s On “The Rhetoric Beat?”

David Milibrand, Britain's foreign minister, argues in today's Guardian that "'war on terror' was wrong," that "the phrase gives a... More

Cheney: “Did You See It Coming, Jim? You’re An Expert.”

I'm watching Jim Lehrer interview Cheney (from last night's NewsHour), and highlights to me, so far, include the moment when... More

Parading Malia And Sasha

The XX Factor's Emily Bazelon on Barack Obama's "Open Letter To My Daughters" in the current Parade magazine: Why is... More

Next Up, Media Critics?

Obama sat down this morning ("there weren't refreshments") with some left-leaning pundits (or lefter-leaning-than-last night), reports Michael Calderone. The group... More

“Media Heavies” and “Hot Nerds”

From Dana Milbank's "sketch" of Clinton's confirmation hearing yesterday: The questioning of Clinton, who sat at the witness table in... More

Sounds of Silence in Denver

“The silence has been deafening in regard to the possible sale of the Rocky Mountain News -- at least officially,”... More

“And Then They Came For Me”

Read the editorial that Lasantha Wickramatunga, the editor of the Sri Lankan newspaper the Sunday Leader who was killed last... More

Dinner at Will’s

HuffPo reports Barack Obama ate dinner at George Will's house last night, along with "several of the nation's most prominent... More

Another A1 Juxtaposition

Back in October, Katia wondered, "Did the New York Times intentionally construct a brilliant juxtaposition of wealth and poverty on... More

“Wonk” It!

Bree Nordenson, who writes for CJR, is mentioned in "Wonks Gone Wild," an article in this week's New York magazine,... More

Palin’s Email to the Editor

Pat Dougherty, editor of the Anchorage Daily News, posts on his "Editor's Blog" a recent email exchange he had with... More

Helen?

Unless I'm missing it, it doesn't look like Helen Thomas got to ask a question during Pres. Bush's final press... More

How The “Wistful” “Final Q&A” Was Covered

A quick comparison of some of the coverage of yesterday's presidential press conference. The Washington Post and LA Times saw... More

Ready For His Close-Up

Familiar sorts of final-days-of-an-administration presidential press coverage: legacy-tending; exit interviews; and, side-by-side My, how the president has aged images. On... More

NYPD “Recognizes 21st Century Journalists”

In the September/October 2008 issue of CJR, Ann Cooper explored in an essay ("The Bigger Tent") the questions of who... More

Want a Biscuit? (Sit. Roll Over. Play Dead.)

Sally Quinn on MSNBC talking about press coverage of the smallest soon-to-be residents of the White House: People are so... More

Meeting of the Minds, Part Two

Last week, Megan highlighted an exchange between Fox News's Bill O'Reilly and his new-book-peddling guest, Ann Coulter, which was essentially... More

“Hey Guys. You want a Story? C’Mere…”

Joe (the Plumber) Wurzelbacher helps Reuters and others find "a good story" in Sderot, Israel. (Hint: he is "not the... 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

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