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Kurtz on Todd (Again)

It's been almost exactly two years since Howard Kurtz's last profile of (MS)NBC's Chuck Todd. Back in May 2008, Kurtz... More

“Curtains for Specter”

A selection of front pages this morning from Pennsylvania newspapers: More

In PA: Voter Turnout Low, Reporter Turnout High

From The Delaware County [PA] Daily Times: There seemed to be more reporters out and about in Delaware County [PA]... More

“Journalists as Targets” in Russia

From Clifford J. Levy's grim report, "Russian Journalists, Fighting Graft, Pay in Blood," on the front page of today's New... More

Crystal Balling Kagan

Question to the panel from Norah O'Donnell, standing in for Chris Matthews on yesterday's Chris Matthews Show: Bottom line, would... More

Top 5 UNENTHUSIASTIC HuffPo Reviews of 2005 (NO PHOTOS)

What is a birthday without being reminded of what you were like when you were first born, according to some... More

Disappearing Chyron

With the news this morning of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, cable news got to work familiarizing viewers... More

Beefing Up Coverage, MSNBC-Style

So many government agencies; so little press coverage. Who's watching the Department of Agriculture? The Administration on Aging? The Bureau... More

Pennsylvania Senate (and Governor’s) Race: Three Things You Oughta Know

Family campaigns, a “way of sharing,” and Sodom on the Schuylkill

With the 2010 midterm elections looming on the horizon—and some primaries rapidly approaching—Campaign Desk will soon be devoting more attention... More

CBS And CNN?

NY Mag's Gabriel Sherman reports that CNN and CBS News are "in advanced negotiations about signing a news-gathering partnership." Writes... More

“A Slow Moving Car Wreck of a Story…”

... is how NBC Nightly News's Brian Williams describes the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, writes the AP's... More

A WHCD Explainer: Couric’s Twitpics

Wondering what this White House Correspondents' Dinner thing is all about? Don't have time to track down hard-to-come-by descriptions and... More

NYT Finds Your “Moment[s] in Time” Dull, Domestic

On Friday, the New York Times's photojournalism blog, Lens, announced an ambitious-sounding project called "Moment in Time," described as follows:... More

Crist “Confidantes,” “Associates,” “Backers”

As Clint noted, the political world awaits Florida Governor Charlie Crist's press conference later today in St. Petersburg -- or,... More

Hey, Jake Tapper: Read This!

Some folks at ABC News might want to read (and even add to) this piece we ran last week by... More

Obama Press Office? Johnston Saw Trouble in ‘09

Today, Politico has a long, much-Twittered-about piece detailing "why reporters are down on Obama," (for starters, named and unnamed reporters... More

What’s the Deal?

Naughty word in the news today. Reports cbsnews.com: Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) channeled his frustrations with Goldman Sachs witnesses at... More

MSNBC: “Not The President…”

Narrating a cable news live shot waiting for something to happen -- any minute now!-- isn't easy. One must remain... More

LAT’s Dwyre: “A Housewife Got The Real [Pat Tillman] Story”

After watching the soon-to-be-released documentary, The [Pat] Tillman Story, LA Times sports columnist Bill Dwyre felt "mortified" and "ashamed" of... More

Economic Indicator: Tonal Shift in Spam Email!

Need more reassurance than Tim Geithner declaring the economy is "getting stronger, faster," as he did just this morning on... 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


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!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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