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Hewitt vs Ware vs Stones Cry Out vs Wolcott

Bloggers discuss press performance in Iraq (and CNN’s panel discussion on press performance in Iraq) and anticipate the demise of (almost) all media.

For the past two nights on "Anderson Cooper 360º," CNN's Cooper has convened a panel to discuss press performance in... More

Bush One, Loathsome Little Troll Zero? Or Not

Blogs weigh in on the relative success of President Bush’s press conference and the media’s distortions of the record of the Liberty University debate team.

President Bush threw caution to the wind during yesterday's press conference and took a question from Hearst News columnist Helen... More

Another Day, Another Trashing of the Times

While bloggers take on every story in sight, the paper itself goes blog wild, debuting two new ones.

Today is a day like every other in the blogosphere. That is to say: it's Trash the New York Times... More

Christina Asquith on Iraq’s “Golden Period” for Reporting

Asquith discusses the trials of freelancing in Iraq (which she did in 2003 and 2004) and her new book about the challenges of being a rookie teacher in a poor public school (which she was in 1999).

Jack FairweatherChristina Asquith, a former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, has 10 years of experience as an investigative journalist covering education... More

Flack Defrocks Press, Anoints … Blogs?

Articles in the New York Times and the New York Observer reveal: the MSM no longer has a monopoly on reprinting press releases from PR people … because there are blogs now.

It must have stung a little, what Richard W. Edelman, president and chief executive of the public relations firm bearing... More

Press Exercised by Exercising White House

The press has taken on some hard-hitting stories this week, from the cleanliness of the president’s desk to Condi’s workout program.

The beauty of mainstream journalists hopping on the blogging bandwagon -- if there is beauty to be had -- is... More

‘Fed Watchers’ Feed Reporters Something Like News

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr. resigned Wednesday. So, what does it all mean? That depends on which news source you’re reading or watching.

Roger W. Ferguson Jr., the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, resigned Wednesday. So, what does it all mean?... More

Market Survey: Business Executives Prefer Cosmo

When it comes to inane career advice, it’s a buyer’s market this week.

When it comes to inane career advice, it's a buyer's market. You can't crack (or click on) a business publication... More

All Cheney All the Time

We set out to write a Blog Report free of any mentions of the Cheney Hunting Incident. Alas, the blogosphere refused to play along.

Our aim was true. We set out to write a Blog Report free of any mentions of the Cheney Hunting... More

Hunting for Blame (And a Place to Pee)

Forget about Harry Whittington’s assorted injuries - bloggers want talk about the enormous purple shiner the MSM is allegedly sporting.

Forget about Harry Whittington's assorted injuries, let's talk about the enormous purple shiner the MSM is sporting! It's "another black... More

It doesn’t add up - A science writer questions the conventional wisdom of US-born STEM workers

#Realtalk: Dear reader - For small sites, loyalty might be a better path to pageviews

Falling for internet hoaxes - Some people who share satire don’t realize they’re missing the punchline

Digital First plans layoffs (Updated) - High-level executives and high-profile digital projects targeted

Nobody’s that lucky’—except in Florida’s lottery? - Palm Beach Post ferrets out lottery fraud, prompts tightening of “meager” safeguards


The slaughter bench of history

How war has made the world safer and richer

How burrowing owls lead to vomiting anarchists

Or SF’s housing crisis explained

Jill Abramson on tattoos, Anita Hill, Nate Silver

“I’m very sorry, but The New York Times is always the prettiest girl at the party”

Bend it, charge it, dunk it

Graphene, the material of tomorrow

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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