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Kurtz Lists Perino’s Press Beefs

The first half of this week's Howard Kurtz olumn in the Washington Post reads like a listing of White House... More

Seeing CNN’s Hologram in Context

"CNN: The Most Trusted Name In News?" Up for debate. "The Most Nicknamed Name in News?" Who could argue? Car-Chase... More

Personalizing the Congo on A1

Last week, Armin wondered why the conflict in the Congo wasn't receiving (more consistent) A1 coverage. Today, New York Times... More

“What Are You Hearing?”

Reporting on a White House transition is, for many reasons, a challenging assignment. (Check back at Campaign Desk later this... More

King of The Wooorld?

Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Barack Obama have been named 2008 GQ "Men of the Year," each with his own cover.... More

Snowball! (Unstoppable, Vaguely-Sourced)

County Fair's Jamison Foser takes us through an example of "one way in which news organizations frequently drop the fact-checking... More

Obama With Reporters (Then and Now)

NPR's David Folkenflik wonders, "Will Obama's White House Be Open to the Media?" and taps the experience of reporters like... More

There’s Something About Sarah

"What is it about Sarah?" muses National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez in a column with the braggy dateline, "U.S. Virgin... More

“Let’s Put Up Some Pictures of the Huxtables…”

More on the so-called (what Megan called "simplistic" and "insulting") "Huxtable Effect" from yesterday's Reliable Sources on CNN. CNN's Howard... More

Kroft’s First Crack

60 Minutes snags first post-election Obama interview

And the first post-election television interview with President-Elect Barack Obama went to Steve Kroft of CBS News's 60 Minutes. It... More

All (Remaining) Hands On Deck

"Newspapers confront tall, menacing seas in the coming year," writes the New York Times' David Carr today, "but it is... More

Which Came First, Newsweek?

The headline or ... oh, you know it was the headline. "Change You Can Conceive In" (with subhed, "Could euphoric... More

Thomas on Obama: “Doesn’t He Know Anybody?”

Helen Thomas has returned, after health issues, to the White House briefing room and tells Cox Newspapers' Ron Herman, among... More

Palin: Get Back to The Five W’s, People

Here, an interesting exchange between Larry King and Gov. Sarah Palin last night (one of her two CNN interviews yesterday):... More

And Clair Begat Michelle!

Michelle Obama? Clair Huxtable? What, you haven't read about "The Huxtable Effect" (your homework: this and this). About how America... More

Straight to the ‘Moon (But, For How Long?)

New presidents get A Honeymoon Period. With peers around the world. With Congress. With the public. With the press (and... More

What’s Palin Doing?

Gov. Sarah Palin is "on a speed date with history," writes the New York Times's Alessandra Stanley today, guessing at... More

Not Everyone Bought a Newspaper Nov. 5th

Yes, many newspapers quickly sold out of their November 5th editions. One person who didn't rush out to buy his... More

New Title, New Candor?

This, in the middle of a CabinetStakes segment on MSNBC just now, from former Chicago Tribune editor and current "MSNBC... More

MoDo Casually Confesses (But We Can’t Handle The Truth!)

Secret's out. Maureen Dowd, just now, on MSNBC's New York Times "Transition Edition:" JOHN HARWOOD (MSNBC/New York Times): What will... 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


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.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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