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Firsts

CBS News reports that this morning "marked the first time [Palin] answered a question from the press on the fly,... More

Losing Face (Today’s Fourth Hour)

This is how they're filling that fourth hour of the Today Show? "Kathie Lee and Hoda Take Off Their Makeup:" More

Man on the Street in Sanaa

Gripping man-on-the-street reporting from Christian Science Monitor contributor Shane Bauer in Sanaa, Yemen. (Plus, some helpful context and background to... More

NYT: Again With Palin’s Hair

Having already tracked down the woman who styled The Real Sarah Palin's hair, the next step for the The New... More

So, Palin’s The Tickle-Me Elmo of Election ‘08?

CNN taps someone from Harvard Business School to wax wise on "the vulnerability of American citizens to anything that is... More

McCain’s Got a Squeeze Box

The AP's Glen Johnson sees McCain going in and out and in and out (because, maybe, where's the melody in... More

31 Women

The Washington Post has a haunting, detailed story today reporting, in part, that "there have been 31 female [suicide] bombers... More

Palin “Hired Friends” Story: No Coattails?

The New York Observer explores the question: "Does print journalism matter this election?" and talks to the New York Times's... More

Dowd’s Notebook Dump

Every now and then, Maureen Dowd's column reads unusually chaotic (unedited?).... disjointed, a string of zingers without a home (until... More

Another Hopeful Headline

"One hesitates to be too hopeful," Megan wrote earlier today, pointing to HuffPo's "HELLO ECONOMY, GOODBYE LIPSTICK" headline and other... More

How To Start NY Media Salivating

Hi, reporter for important New York news outlet? Let's say the wife of a founder of Google founded a genetic... More

Part 1 of Fox on “First Dude?” Meatless

Turns out, Part 2 of what Fox News's on-screen graphic promised would be "Greta Goes to Alaska to Discover the... More

“First Dude” Dodges Fox News’s “Are You Cold” Queries

Gibson's "Get" wasn't the only one to be gotten. Fox News's Greta Van Susteren got the "first interview" with Todd... More

Conduct Unbecoming

Richard Cohen in today's Washington Post: John McCain has "soiled" his "integrity." And, according to Cohen, "the precise moment of... More

‘PigGate Places Second?

Last week? Very "Palin-centric," according to PEJ's News Coverage Index, which shows Palin starring as "the focal point of the... More

If Hairstyles Could Talk

Boston-based hair stylists have had their say. The LA Times's fashion critic, too, http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/what_feeling_do_you_get_from_p.php">has spoken. Now, the New York Times'... More

Galveston (And Beyond)

There is much to report, from coastal Texas, on what Hurricane Ike wrought. And no shortage of journalists there to... More

Covering “Thanks, But No Thanks”

"Thanks, but no thanks." Gov. Sarah Palin is still saying it on the stump. She said it over the weekend... More

What Campaign Trail Bubble?

The Washington Post 's E.J. Dionne: I can't believe how small a role our economic crisis is playing in the... More

“Even Karl Rove”

Pssst, campaign reporters! Permission to say that the McCain campaign has, perhaps, on occasion, stretched the truth: granted! It's ok... 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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