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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

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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