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Obama’s “Early Warning Sign”

Add this, from Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum, to the list of Important Observations Made at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner:... More

David Shuster Finds His Katrina?

Some cable personalities have their issues. And by that I mean a topic that gets them riled, works them into... More

Brown and the “Brave Blue Cardigan”

Like http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/modo_on_the_shiny_slot_machine.php">MoDo before her, Tina Brown does not approve of Elizabeth Edwards's visit with Oprah last week ("the ghastly car... More

Extreme Makeover: NewsHour Edition

A team in need of a "livelier look?" Well, Bus driver: Move! That! Bus! because PBS's The NewsHour With Jim... More

Kidding?

Heard in the halls of CJR: "This has to be self-parody, right?" This Washington Post piece (ok, "essay," by Sally... More

Where Was MSNBC’s Countdown Clock?

I thought I could count on MSNBC's on-screen count-down clock. Nine hours, thirty-six minutes and eleven seconds until The Unveiling... More

NYT “Has Rejected Raising Endowment…”

...still looking at underwriting content," according to one of many live-tweets from Jennifer 8. Lee from a New York Times... More

NYT Talks Like Montgomery Burns

The New York Times "is a citadel of retrotalk," according to the author of I Love It When You Talk... More

Before (And After) The Main Event

As Megan noted Friday, you can get plenty of Prom News here (headlines like: "Ludacris Looking Forward to His 2nd... More

Dan Baum Twitters About His Ex, The New Yorker

Dan Baum, a staff writer for The New Yorker until he was fired in 2007, is now on a book... More

Dowd’s Other Idea For Saving Newspapers

Maureen Dowd's Solutions For Newspapers range from "why can't Google... just write us a big check for our stories" (... More

Roxana Saberi to be Released

Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist charged with spying for Washington and sentenced in Iran to an eight-year jail term, will... More

Bingo! Zuckerman’s Solution For Newspapers

Granted, New York Magazine got this quote from Mort Zuckerman at Time magazine's Time 100 gala but here we have... More

Milbank: “They Came as if To Their Own Funeral”

...writes the Washington Post's Dana Milbank of fellow reporters who came to observe yesterday's Senate hearing on "The Future of... More

Live Blogging “Future of Journalism” Hearing

CJR staffers will be live blogging The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's "Future of Journalism" hearing in the... More

Testify

This afternoon, The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcomittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet holds its hearing... More

Hey, New Yorker: “Stop Chasing Skirts and Ambulances”…

...and other loving criticisms (and extolments) of favorite print publications from readers of The Morning News. More

MoDo on the “Shiny Slot Machine of Their Mutual Ambition”

Maureen Dowd seems to have a "thing" about ambition-- in others. Today she writes caustically of the "shiny slot machine... More

“Can [WaPo Ombud] Man Up And Step Into [Deborah Howell’s] Shoes?”

...asks a Post reader (and apparent Deborah Howell Fan) of Andy Alexander, Howell's successor as the Post's ombudsman, during an... More

Where’s The Beef?

President Obama offered to buy burgers today for the journalists covering his spontaneous lunch trip with Vice President Biden to... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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