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Quick: What Rhymes with CJR?

The Guardian reports (via Gawker): The Economist's bid to appeal to more youthful readers seems to be paying off after... More

The CW on Bloggers and She-Candidates

Back in March, Mark Leibovich drew up for the New York Times a "Scorecard On Conventional Wisdom" this election season.... More

Wright Out-NewsMakes Everyone and Everything!

Can't get snatches of Rev. Wright's sermons and speeches out of your head? The Project for Excellence in Journalism explains... More

Why No HageeGate? Russert Explains

On Imus in the Morning yesterday, Tim Russert supplied an answer to that question -- bubbling online and, yesterday, on... More

NYT’s Front-Page Insight

The New York Times' veteran political reporter, Adam Nagourney, summons his expertise to tip readers to "three possible outcomes to... More

Got Friedman Fatigue?

If you, too, are experiencing Dowd dread, expand your op-ed horizons by checking out the Council on Foreign Relations new... More

Let Them Eat (Cheesecake Factory) Cake

If all I thought I did in my career was to help rich people decide where to eat, I'd be... More

Media “Easier” on One Candidate?

From the latest New York Times/CBS News poll (not to distract you from all of its WrightGate-related findings and the... More

I’d Rather Be…

It's been an incredibly long campaign...even for those of us in journalism...it's like one of those long bus rides home... More

Sobering “Sketch” From Milbank

Don't miss Dana Milbank's "Washington Sketch" today which begins: Lt. Col. Billy Hall, one of the most senior officers to... More

Reuters On The Rocks

If not by scoring some Hollywood armcandy for the White House Correspondents dinner on Saturday, how else might a news... More

Follow-Up to NYT’s “Miitary Analysts” Piece?

Josh Marshall wonders if any networks (cable or broadcast) have followed up on David Barsow's "blockbuster article detailing how the... More

Euthanize CBS News?

Another day, another "let's put evening network newscasts out of their misery" piece that begins with a crack about their... More

Impatient? Who, Us?

Among the Wake Us When It's Over, Are We Theeere Yet? headlines* today: "Clinton v. Obama: When Will The Race... More

NYT’s Arresting Lede

Yes, my eyes first went to all that colorful confetti falling (whee!) in the large photo of the Hillary and... More

Mutiny on the Staight Talk Express?

Kevin Drum foresees a future Mutiny on The Straight Talk Express: [G]o ahead, call me an optimist — I suspect... More

Mitchell, Miscast

Personally, I don't like my Morning Joe with Mitchell --Andrea Mitchell, who is subbing today for Joe Scarborough's usual Joe... More

Two Media Big-Wigs Put Their (Blue Collared) Heads Together?

Last night on MSNBC, Tim Russert said (with one of his Man, I'm plugged-in -- or maybe I LOVE this... More

Enter, the Exit Poll

What's the proper analogy? Asking a Clinton voter, as he's exiting the polling place on primary day, whether he would... More

A Pundit’s Hunch. Better Than a Poll!

Polls (polling data in the hands of cable pundits in particular) have earned a particularly bad name this election season.... 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


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.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

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