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You Think I’d Lay Down And Die?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97750125">Per NPR: Even a paper the size of The New York Times isn't immune. Bill Keller, the Times' executive... More

Consider Yourself Warned

The New York Times's Katharine Q. Seeyle previews Inauguration Day (including a hint of what she'll be up to): Much... More

Tribune Files For Bankruptcy

"It is only the latest -- and biggest-- sign of duress for the newspaper industry yet," says the New York... More

Who’s (Re)Counting? You!

While you're waiting: The (Minneapolis) StarTribune.com lets you view contested ballots from the Norm Coleman v. Al Franken Senate race... More

“Producing Something Resembling News”

Howard Kurtz attempts to distill What Meet The Press Is For: At the heart of these programs is the questioning... More

Your Browser Knows

"This recession got deeper faster because we knew more bad stuff quickly," according to David Carr in his New York... More

There Will Be Kennedy

With Caroline Kennedy ahead in the media speculation that is ClintonSenateSeatStakes, here is how MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Morning Joe... More

“I’m Not Tim”

MeetThePressstakes is formally (finally) no more. "These are treasured platforms," said (new moderator) David Gregory to (outgoing temp) Tom Brokaw,... More

WSJ Wrap Rapped

Per Ad Age: The [Wall Street] Journal is running an advertiser's cover wrap on Thursday for the first time in... More

By a Thousand

Cuts. (Time) Cuts. (NBC News) Cuts. (CNN, as Curtis reported) Cuts. (Gannett, Chicago Tribune, Bakersfield Californian, Santa Barbara News-Press) More

Gratuitous! (Works For CBS News)

Well, you can't land Barack Obama every week (Steve Kroft's Nov. 17 interview with Obama brought 60 Minutes its best... More

Watching “World Watch”

On Tuesday, CBSnews.com launched World Watch, "a blog in which the men and women of CBS News, our eyes and... More

Huffington’s How-To

Arianna Huffington appeared on The Daily Show last night to plug HuffPo's new book (The Huffington Post Complete Guide To... More

Will The Revolution Be Linked?

Snaps (Tweets?) for everyone stopping by our (ongoing) News Meeting to weigh in on this week's question of, "How should... More

Dowd’s Fey Profile

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd profiles Tina Fey for Vanity Fair, an assignment that included a reporting trip to... More

“The War After The War Is A Fight About Who We Are As Americans”

But for the washingtonpost.com's hard-to-miss "most viewed articles" box, I would have missed this pseudonymous http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/28/AR2008112802242.html?nav=hcmodule">column from November 28, "An... More

Kurtz’s “Skeptics” Clearly Don’t Read/Watch Politico

From Howard Kurtz's Washington Post column today comes this anonymously-sourced criticism of NBC News's David Gregory, (thisclose to) moderator of... More

Chris Matthews: Choose Or Lose?

What's it gonna be? Your money or your life, Chris Matthews? The question raised by the slowly mounting calls (suggestions?)... More

Managing McCaffreyGate

"Is there any limit to the shamelessness of NBC News?" Charles Kaiser asked here on Monday, in expressing, er, dissatisfaction... More

Gregory’s Gravitas Hands

If you're going to engage in MeetThePressStakes, please make it funny. 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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

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!

Bloggingheads

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

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