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No Hair!

From Politico today (in an "according to executives" report that David Gregory will be named moderator of Meet the Press):... More

“Plenty of Viewers”= Me, Some Say

When Alessandra Stanley writes of Hillary Clinton's acceptance yesterday of the nomination for Secretary of State, "[F]or plenty of viewers,... More

Phoning In Mumbai Coverage?

I've written before about MSNBC being "The Place For," among other things, "Disturbing Video." If there's "video," and it's "disturbing,"... More

On Reporting In Iraq

NPR's Ivan Watson recounts his (and three colleagues') narrow escape from a "sticky bomb" placed under their car on Sunday... More

Learn About Lashkar

Lashkar-e-Taiba? That name that keeps popping up in the reporting on the Mumbai attacks? At newyorker.com, Steve Coll blogs about... More

Tale of Two Porches

Yes, the words were written "by Alex Kuczynski" (it says so in black just beside the title of the New... More

Ah Yes, The “Split Up The White Guys” Strategy

Some post-unveiling-of-national-security-team-press-conference commentary on MSNBC: CHRIS MATTHEWS: Clearly [the team] has the picture we're looking for. The many faces of... More

“Team” Coverage

Who made The Team? You know, The "Team of Rivals?" We'll finally find out, at a press conference in a... More

TV News Vets

"In Hard Times for TV Anchors, Trusted Older Faces Fade Out," reports the New York Times' Brian Stelter today, pointing... More

Tragic

From Celia W. Dugger on A1 of today's New York Times: A new study by Harvard researchers estimates that the... More

MeetThePressStakes

Ted Koppel leaves Discovery a few months before his contract expires (Koppel: "Producing our kind of news-related programs is an... More

Turkey of A Headline

It's only Tuesday, but here's a contender in the Are You Kidding Me With This Thanksgiving-Themed News Report? Contest (which... More

Obama Makes It Up To Reporters

Another day. Another presidential(-elect) economic news conference in Chicago. Four more questions fielded. Follow-ups? No. Make-ups? Yes. Today, President-Elect Obama... More

Wait, Must John Roberts Tie?

Yesterday, Megan highlighted CNN's reporting on the question of whether its own John Roberts should ever again appear on-air sans... More

The Pundits On The Bus (Go, “Blah Blah Blah”)

For AJR, Paul Farhi explores the present and future of campaign trail reporting: Michael Shear, who will cover the Obama... More

“Nemeses Neutralized?” Not So Fast…

How does the press love the "Clintons=Drama For No-Drama Obama" storyline? Others have tried to count the ways. This morning,... More

Hannity & ?

Breaking news: "Fox's Hannity Losing Liberal Half." That is to say: "Hannity and Colmes: Now With Even Less Colmes". (Alan... More

Are You A “Good Reporter?”

Washington Post ombud Deborah Howell asks and answers the question, "What makes a good reporter? " Endless curiosity and a... More

M(addow)S(oft) N(ational) B(roadcasting) C(ompany)

Not making a list of "Top 25 Censored Stories" of this (or perhaps even next) year: This Rachel Maddow? On... More

Mrs. Todd The Hot Tub Saleswoman

Joe The Plumber? Meet Chuck Todd's Mom The Hot Tub Saleswoman. And she lives in a swing state, too. On... 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


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”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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