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Was Capehart Oversharing on MSNBC?

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski seemed in sort of a hurry to cut short or move along from the following exchange this... More

This Is Your Brain on Campaign

From the LA Times's James Rainey: Somewhere inside the brain of the presidential campaign reporter lies a huge lobe devoted... More

What Happened, Karaoke-Style

You thought there was nothing left for cable to say about or do with What Happened (Scott McClellan's memoir, to... More

Disappearing Dissent on Russian TV

Reports Clifford J. Levy in today's New York Times, there's very little throwing down of gauntlets these days on Throw... More

Purdum’s Suggestive Piece

My initial thought after reading Todd Purdum's Vanity Fair piece on Bill Clinton in which anonymous "former Clinton aides" and... More

Required Reading for Candidates

In yesterday's New York Times Book Review, "a handful of writers" and others who have written were asked "to recommend... More

“What Won Barack Obama The Democratic Nomination”

Change? Hope? Perhaps: Ad spending. Per Professor Ken Goldstein, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Advertising Project: Fundamental factors matter... More

Sheepish Press

For the Washington Post, Ann Telnaes sketches "the media respond[ing] to Scott McClellan's claim that they were 'too deferential' to... More

Hoyt: Times’ Op-Ed Presented “False Picture”

Clark Hoyt, the New York Times' public editor, did some reporting ("interviewed five Islamic scholars, at five American universities, recommended... More

Pre-Iraq War Coverage: “Pretty Good Job” or “Embarrassing?”

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Scott McClellan's memoir, of all things, (and specifically, McClellan's assertions that the press... More

“Obama-Side” Media v. Hillary Water-Carriers

Keith Olbermann's "Special Comment" last Friday regarding Hillary Clinton's RFK remark prompted this special comment from Time blogger James Poniewozik:... More

Yellin: News Execs Pushed For Positive Bush Stories

Everyone's in tell-all (confessional?) mode, it seems. An on-air exchange last night between CNN's Anderson Cooper and Jessica Yellin (now... More

Another Hillary History Lesson

More on the topic of my previous post: lessons one might draw from Clinton's campaign. Over at Slate's XX Factor,... More

Hillary’s Historic Run: Discuss

More of that "reckoning." Today, The New Republic asks: "As Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign approaches its end, what are the... More

More Now Scott Tells Us

From a Washington Post readers chat this morning with the Post's National Political Correspondent, Anne E. Kornblut. SW Nebraska: Will... More

Now You Tell Us, Scott

Politico's Mike Allen http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0508/10649.html">reports that "a few reporters were offered advance copies" of Scott McClellan's memoir "with the restriction that... More

It’s A Shame About Trotta

Oh, the Characters of Cable. They sure know how to fill air. They don't just pontificate about a candidate's apology... More

Playing Games With Your Future

Well, if journo-scolds are going to tut-tut news organizations for trivializing the election, treating a candidate's choice of a running-mate... More

CNN and MSNBC: Not “The News?”

Today, the Times has a front-page profile of Barack Obama's "body man," Reggie Love. Seems like just yesterday I was... More

“At Peace With Being At War?”

The New York Times' David Carr yesterday suggested that, given "public indifference to a war that refuses to end," perhaps... 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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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