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“Just People Trying To Do The Best They Possibly Can”

Is how President Bush described the White House press corps to the White House press corps this morning at his... More

“Bending Elbows” With Bono

Bono, as Megan anticipated Friday, made his first appearance in yesterday's New York Times as a guest columnist. Rather than... More

A “Photo Essay,” From FoxNews.com

And this is real, I think (although didn't Fox's site get hacked recently?) "10 Hottest Grannies" ("just because their babies... More

The Munsters of MSNBC

While interviewing MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart likened the characters of MSNBC to the characters... More

Supposed Senate Run? Just Hardball

Chris Matthews told his Hardball colleagues at MSNBC last night that he will not run for Senate next year. "There... More

Gupta Plays One On TV. (Also: He Is One).

Word that Obama wants to tap CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General has been met with some goofing from,... More

“Roland Burris (D-Blagojevich)”

Dana Milbank on Roland Burris's trip to the Senate. More

Where In The World Is Joe The Plumber?

On his way, apparently, to Israel "to report for the conservative Web site pjtv.com." Take it away, Jennifer Taylor of... More

Babo’s Bird and Baked Fries

How should news organizations cover the Obama girls? Join that discussion in our ongoing news meeting. Meanwile, a taste of... More

Journalist, Fig Leaf

From today's New York Times: [F]or an 11th day of Israel’s war in Gaza, the several hundred journalists here to... More

Paging…Surgeon General Gupta?

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta thisclose to accepting the job of Surgeon General, according to Howard Kurtz. Inspiring this reader comment:... More

“Most Used” Network Reporter of 2008

If 2008 felt like The Year You Couldn't Escape Andrea Mitchell, that's in part because she was the year's "most... More

MSNBC Cringes For Making Itself Cringe

Yesterday, I posted about Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski's negative insta-reaction on Morning Joe to their colleague's report about the... More

Perception (Pet-ception?) Analyzers

My colleague Katia was no fan of CNN's debate night "perception analyzers." Perhaps she'd prefer the adaptation of the doodad... More

Tweet What?

Twitter accounts at CNN and Fox News were apparently hacked earlier today resulting in a couple of especially candid faux-Tweets... More

(Not) Getting Into Gaza

Dion Nissenbaum, Jerusalem bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, reports that "the Israeli military has once again barred the first small... More

MSNBC Makes Itself Cringe

Early this morning MSNBC's Tom Costello filed a report from outside the Sidwell Friends School, awaiting the Obamas. It was,... More

First Day Of School Reports

From the AP's report on Sasha Obama's first day at Sidwell Friends school: Sasha carried a Trans by JanSport pink,... More

Photojournalists On Working Iraq

From the Baghdad Bureau blog at the New York Times, part 1 of a http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/01/world/middleeast/20090101_iraq_photogjnl/index.html ">conversation between Stephen Farrell (a... More

Sign of the Times: A1 Ads

From today's New York Times: In its latest concession to the worst revenue slide since the Depression, The New York... 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


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

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