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“Act Like Those Underdog Newspapers of Years Ago…”

...says Martin Kaiser, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and newly-named president of the American Society of News Editors, in... More

Meacham’s Quarterly Weekly?

Don't these things usually go inside? Behold, the wrap-around, faux-front cover* of the current Newsweek (the new Newsweek, for "thinking... More

Today In White House Press Corps “News”

Who's bringing whom, so far, to the White House Correspondents Dinner? According to FishbowlDC's count: the Emanuel brothers are divided... More

“Five Good Years Left, If That” For Talk Radio?

Talkers magazine's Michael Harrison talks about the present and future of AM/FM radio with the Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby. More

Big Hairy Turnoff

The extent of what I learned from today's Washington Post article, "Getting Their (Wireless) Lines Crossed," the latest in the... More

SupremeStakes Begins

With word that Supreme Court Justice David Souter will soon retire, so begins SupremeStakes 2009 (frenzied press speculation of the... More

8 Minutes In Heaven (Or: Left Behind)

From a Saturday night Associated Press report (emphasis mine): The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night.... More

More Grades

Results from last week's "unscientific" TVNewser poll asking readers to grade the White House press corps for its First 100... More

“Print Media Savior” Coming Soon?

Here it comes to save the day? Large-screen Kindle is on its way. Maybe this week, even, reports the New... More

About Newspaper Readers

According to a study by a "psychographic-research company" called Mindset Media, "personality is often a more effective prediction tool for... More

“Journalistic Ambien…”

... is Jack Shafer's assessment of Cokie Roberts's regular Monday NPR Morning Edition"analysis" segments. "Roberts doesn't just voice the conventional... More

CPJ’s 10 Worst Countries To Be a Blogger

1. BURMA 2. IRAN 3. SYRIA 4. CUBA 5. SAUDI ARABIA 6. VIETNAM 7. TUNISIA 8. CHINA 9. TURKMENISTAN 10.... More

Enchant√© (And Not) and “John Wayne” Men v.”NPR Men”

Swine flu. The economy. Pakistan. Iraq. Torture. Of all the pressing topics about which the president was asked during last... More

Slate “Stumble[s] Across A Primary Source”

"100 Days of Obama's Facebook news feed" (most recently: "Arlen Specter joined the group Democrats"). More

Speaking Truth To Power…

...or biting the hand that feeds? CNN Contributor Roland Martin about an hour ago on-air declared "this whole 100 Days... More

CNN Has A “Swagger Expert”

Then again, would you expect anything less of The Best Political Team on Television (in this, The Week Of Obama's... More

Office Quiz: Which Media Outlet Is This?

"[A]n environment that is sometimes prone to more extreme emotional manifestations" is an insider's description of the workplace at which... More

Gupta Goes Blair Witch Project

My colleague Curtis sent me the link to this Sanjay Gupta CNN video from last night, noting its distinctly Blair... More

NYT Reader Requests Newsroom Blog

During a "Talk to the Newsroom" chat at nytimes.com with Sewell Chan, bureau chief for the City Room blog, a... More

NYDN: Photoshop Your Own Air Force One Photo-Op

The New York Daily News invites you to "create your own NYC Air Force One flyover photo," showing off examples... 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!

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