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No Hair!

From Politico today (in an "according to executives" report that David Gregory will be named moderator of Meet the Press):... More

“Plenty of Viewers”= Me, Some Say

When Alessandra Stanley writes of Hillary Clinton's acceptance yesterday of the nomination for Secretary of State, "[F]or plenty of viewers,... More

Phoning In Mumbai Coverage?

I've written before about MSNBC being "The Place For," among other things, "Disturbing Video." If there's "video," and it's "disturbing,"... More

On Reporting In Iraq

NPR's Ivan Watson recounts his (and three colleagues') narrow escape from a "sticky bomb" placed under their car on Sunday... More

Learn About Lashkar

Lashkar-e-Taiba? That name that keeps popping up in the reporting on the Mumbai attacks? At newyorker.com, Steve Coll blogs about... More

Tale of Two Porches

Yes, the words were written "by Alex Kuczynski" (it says so in black just beside the title of the New... More

Ah Yes, The “Split Up The White Guys” Strategy

Some post-unveiling-of-national-security-team-press-conference commentary on MSNBC: CHRIS MATTHEWS: Clearly [the team] has the picture we're looking for. The many faces of... More

“Team” Coverage

Who made The Team? You know, The "Team of Rivals?" We'll finally find out, at a press conference in a... More

TV News Vets

"In Hard Times for TV Anchors, Trusted Older Faces Fade Out," reports the New York Times' Brian Stelter today, pointing... More

Tragic

From Celia W. Dugger on A1 of today's New York Times: A new study by Harvard researchers estimates that the... More

MeetThePressStakes

Ted Koppel leaves Discovery a few months before his contract expires (Koppel: "Producing our kind of news-related programs is an... More

Turkey of A Headline

It's only Tuesday, but here's a contender in the Are You Kidding Me With This Thanksgiving-Themed News Report? Contest (which... More

Obama Makes It Up To Reporters

Another day. Another presidential(-elect) economic news conference in Chicago. Four more questions fielded. Follow-ups? No. Make-ups? Yes. Today, President-Elect Obama... More

Wait, Must John Roberts Tie?

Yesterday, Megan highlighted CNN's reporting on the question of whether its own John Roberts should ever again appear on-air sans... More

The Pundits On The Bus (Go, “Blah Blah Blah”)

For AJR, Paul Farhi explores the present and future of campaign trail reporting: Michael Shear, who will cover the Obama... More

“Nemeses Neutralized?” Not So Fast…

How does the press love the "Clintons=Drama For No-Drama Obama" storyline? Others have tried to count the ways. This morning,... More

Hannity & ?

Breaking news: "Fox's Hannity Losing Liberal Half." That is to say: "Hannity and Colmes: Now With Even Less Colmes". (Alan... More

Are You A “Good Reporter?”

Washington Post ombud Deborah Howell asks and answers the question, "What makes a good reporter? " Endless curiosity and a... More

M(addow)S(oft) N(ational) B(roadcasting) C(ompany)

Not making a list of "Top 25 Censored Stories" of this (or perhaps even next) year: This Rachel Maddow? On... More

Mrs. Todd The Hot Tub Saleswoman

Joe The Plumber? Meet Chuck Todd's Mom The Hot Tub Saleswoman. And she lives in a swing state, too. On... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

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