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NY Mag Disapproves Of Coop’s Tweets

Which news personalities' Twitter feeds does New York magazine find "insipid," if "news-sharing?" CNN's Anderson Cooper ("we expected more"), Katie... More

Dead Magazines Slideshow

Silicon Alley Insider's Business Insider has a slideshow "of magazines shuttered in the current recession" (nitpick: "the current recession" officially... More

Why Michelle Obama “Impresses German Women”

More Michelle Obama's First 100 Days Coverage! CNN International has, in cnnpolitics.com's "The 44th President First 100 Days" section, a... More

The Most 2009 Story Kicker of the Year (So Far)?

Now that we have contenders for "Most 2009 Headline of the Year (So Far)," how about this, from WWD, for... More

“The Most 2009 Headline of the Year”? (Already?)

"The most 2009 headline of the year comes courtesy of CNN.com: 'Swine flu creates controversy on Twitter'," Twitters Keith Phipps,... More

About That Low-Flying Plane “Photo-Op”

From the (print only) New York Times today, byline A.G. Sulzberger and Matthew L. Wald: Neither the White House nor... More

Douthat’s Eye-Grabbing Debut NYT Column

"Cheney For President" is the attention-grabbing headline of Ross Douthat's inaugural New York Times column today (web only). Once Douthat... More

Fox Won’t Air Presidential News Conference

From the AP: The Fox network is sticking with its regular schedule over President Barack Obama this week. The network... More

“From Terrifying Tweet to News Report— In 4 Minutes”

Nieman Lab's Zachary M. Seward explains. Also: at the White House press briefing just now, MSNBC's Chuck Todd asked Robert... More

“100-Day Milestone” Falls Victim to Swine Flu?

From the Washington Post: "Swine Flu Crisis May Overshadow 100-Day Milestone." After all, "swine flu has dominated headlines for the... More

AP on Michelle’s 100 Days “Transformation”

CJR's Jane Kim to political reporters gearing up for Wednesday (you know, President Obama's 100th Day? Report card day?): "Let’s... More

Does CNN Need To “Make It Sexy?”

Reports Bill Carter of the New York Times: In March, CNN averaged 328,000 viewers in prime time among the audience... More

Condé Nast Closes Portfolio

Condé Nast is ceasing publication of Portfolio, the glossy business magazine (and 2008 National Magazine Award winner). A brief post... More

Shep Smith: “We Do Not F*&#ing Torture!”

Watch the video below of Shep (Smith) talking torture with colleagues Trace (Gallagher) and Judge (Napolitano) yesterday on Fox News's... More

Stephanopoulos’s “Get”

ABC News's George Stephanopoulous blogs about his sit-down yesterday with the president of Iran (who is up for re-election in... More

Seat At The Table

Time photographer Callie Shell snapped a photo of the seating chart (think red velvet and calligraphy, not notepad paper) for... More

The NYT Co.’s 411 Trademarks

"Inspired" by the news that the New York Times Company, citing its trademark, had successfully convinced The Food Section blog... More

“To Be A Predator”

Wow. Even for local TV news. Just...wow. From Minnesota Public Radio's The Loophole blog: So, there was an attempted child... More

A “Postprint Writing Class”

Maybe the nineteen-year-old version of you fulfilled your science requirement by pass/failing "Rocks For Jocks." But, back then, as you... More

Can You Say Lede of The Day?

Try saying this lede -- from the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog today-- five times, fast, aloud: A heated, multimedia... 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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