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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

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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