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Now You Can Impulse-Purchase The Economist

... and have it in your hands the next day! Via The Guardian: The Economist has launched a single copy... More

Clinton’s “Nothing Job”

From today's New York Post: HILL HATH A FURY OVER NOTHING JOB While Bill Cavorts in Vegas Secretary of State... More

“Scores of” Reporters Arriving In Afghanistan; 2 From AP Injured

While "casualties among reporters have been relatively unusual in recent months in Afghanistan," per the New York Times, two AP... More

In Other News from “The Rape Capital of the World”

Congo. You may know it as, most recently, that place where Sec. of State Hillary Clinton said (when asked "What... More

President: We Won’t “Pull the Plug On Grandma”

Best? Most eye-catching-est? chyron thus far during the president's health care town hall in Portsmouth, NH, on MSNBC just now:... More

You Had A Bad (Hair) Day, Tabloids Edition

Megan noted earlier Andrea Mitchell's take on "what insiders are saying" about Sec. of State Clinton's annoyed "I'm the Secretary... More

No, ABC News, This Isn’t “The Way to Reform Health Care”

ABC News's constructive contribution to health care reportage this morning on Good Morning America, above the unintentionally(?) maddening chyron "THE... More

Media: You’ve Got Kurtz’s Go-Ahead to Pronounce Palin “Wrong”

From Howard Kurtz's Q&A today at washingtonpost.com: Portland, Ore.: Is there a point when the media should simply say a... More

About Today’s NYT A-1 Trend Story…

... the one about how "people are increasingly waking up and lunging for cellphones and laptops, sometimes even before swinging... More

Message Received? Advertisers (and Air Force) Turn to Twitter

Today in Twitter news: The New York Times Bits blog http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/tweeting-for-dollars/?scp=1&sq=twitter%20izea&st=cse ">reports on one marketing company's introduction of "'Sponsored Tweets,'... More

“The New Equivalent of a Full-Page Newspaper Ad?”

According to Nieman Lab (citing the following specifics from an LA Times profile of Hollywood gossip blogger Perez Hilton), it... More

CNN Grade Grubs

Still recovering from coverage of Obama's First 100 Days? Brace yourself. It's time for the media to assess Obama's Second... More

Not All “Media Workers” Can Do That

Time Out New York's Matt Schneiderman suggests five lines of work unemployed journalists might pursue -- publicist, editorial strategist, project... More

That “Stirring Scene” on the Burbank Tarmac…

...No, not this one, you Beltway rube: This one: Per the New York Times's Adam Nagourney: It was a stirring... More

Not Everything “Happening Now” is News

Via County Fair: (Though President Obama might want to keep this in mind when he heads off to the Vineyard... More

The Puppetry of the President

From a particularly animated bit of President Obama's speech in Elkhart, Indiana earlier today (emphasis mine): ...energy and innovation, health... More

As The Media Circles Speculate (Weekdays, 4pm, Only On…)

Last week, I linked to Annie Lowrey's observation on Foreign Policy's Passport blog of "How [News] Stories About the Secretary... More

NY Post: “Chicks” Home From North Korea!

Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are safely back in California after months in a North Korean jail.... More

President Puts Words (And Cupcakes) in Helen Thomas’s Mouth

President Obama dropped by the White House briefing room this afternoon to present a plate of cupcakes to Helen Thomas,... More

Bad Morning America

Side effects of getting your health news from morning news shows may include dizziness, nausea, anxiety, confusion, false hope... Prof.... 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 White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

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.”

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