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“Nemeses Neutralized?” Not So Fast…

How does the press love the "Clintons=Drama For No-Drama Obama" storyline? Others have tried to count the ways. This morning,... More

Hannity & ?

Breaking news: "Fox's Hannity Losing Liberal Half." That is to say: "Hannity and Colmes: Now With Even Less Colmes". (Alan... More

Are You A “Good Reporter?”

Washington Post ombud Deborah Howell asks and answers the question, "What makes a good reporter? " Endless curiosity and a... More

M(addow)S(oft) N(ational) B(roadcasting) C(ompany)

Not making a list of "Top 25 Censored Stories" of this (or perhaps even next) year: This Rachel Maddow? On... More

Mrs. Todd The Hot Tub Saleswoman

Joe The Plumber? Meet Chuck Todd's Mom The Hot Tub Saleswoman. And she lives in a swing state, too. On... More

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

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


Why Felix Salmon is joining Fusion

“The core of what I do at Fusion will be post-text”

The top spook’s stupid gag order

The nation’s top spy has prohibited all of his spies from talking with reporters about “intelligence-related information” unless officially authorized to speak

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Andrew Sullivan on the new Slate+

Why liberals have fallen for Thomas Piketty

The French economist gives the American left a sturdy framework for its economic ideas

The greatest threat to women

Louis CK is nonplussed at how ladies do it

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