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Almost Bo Time!

CNN is flooding the zone on the Bo Obama Story: as we count down to the dog's any-minute-now debut, a... More

HuffPo’s Citizen Journalists (Now More Journalist-y?)

Reports Jeff Bercovici: The next batch of aspiring Mayhill Fowlers will have to behave a little more like journalists... As... More

Blame The Teleprompter? The Teleprompted?

Another chance to talk teleprompter! Of which MSNBC's Joe Scarborough availed himself on today's Morning Joe: (Cue clip of President... More

Read My Lips: No Purebred Puppies

The AP asks: Is Bo a rescued dog or not? Did President Obama keep or break a campaign promise in... More

Maureen Dowd: Not Kidding

A New York Times reader from Vermont used the "Talk to The Editor" feature at nytimes.com to ask the op-ed... More

Muzzling Media in Iraq?

Per the New York Times: The Iraqi military put local journalists on notice on Monday that their organizations could be... More

Frugal and Fabulous!

From Saturday's New York Times Business Section (another one for Katia's NYT- Revels-in-Bad-Times File): Millions of Americans have trimmed expenses... More

NYT Finds Evidence of Twitter’s “Utility”…

...including this, which alone should totally convince Twitter skeptics: Corey Menscher, a graduate student at New York University, developed the... More

Crediting Obama For Captain’s Rescue?

Michael Crowley, writing at TNR yesterday, on press coverage of The Pirate Story : Predictably if somewhat absurdly, news commentary... More

A (Sort of) Disclosure

In defense of a recent New York Times op-ed about Bernie Madoff written by Daphne Merkin, the editor of the... More

CNN’s On-Air Editorial Meeting?

Heard on CNN last night: DON LEMON (CNN anchor): Listen, let's talk about this, guys. [The Obamas are] getting a... More

Fox News’s “Military Analyst” on How To Fight Pirates

Gawker's Mike Byhoff and Ryan Tate spotted on Fox News yesterday one of the retired military officers cited in David... More

Noah: “Who The Hell Wrote This Crap? His Mother?”

At Slate, Timothy Noah holds forth on the beat sweetener, a "gratuitously flattering profile that a reporter writes about a... More

Got A Nose for News?

No? Better go get one. "Plastic surgery is latest accessory for job seekers,"reports Reuters. When the going gets tough, some... More

TPM’s Slideshow of Newspaper Deaths

Supply your own soundtrack. UPDATE: TNR's (less comprehensive) version. More

Another Endorsement

Moving on from Oprah: Would you pay for Alec Baldwin-endorsed news? More

Would You Pay For Oprah-Endorsed News?

Others are stepping in to save newspapers. Colleges are creating newspaper cooperatives with their local paper to bolster dwindling resources.... More

It’s Ok to Mock Madonna (Randy Cohen Says So)

Nytimes.com launches a new blog, Moral of the Story, where Randy Cohen (of the "The Ethicist" column in the Times... More

Parker On The President’s “Group Hug” “Diplomacy”

From Kathleen Parker's Washington Post column in praise of President Obama's "Unmacho Diplomacy" (in reference to those who question "whether... More

They Don’t Cry?

The latest in Glenn Beck-inspired coverage, from a New York Observer piece about how tears are all the rage in... 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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