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El Diario de Juarez: “We Do Not Want More Deaths”

Per the AP: The biggest newspaper in Mexico's most violent city will restrict drug war coverage after the killing of... More

“This Woolly Primary Season”

That's the New York Times's description of our times, in a profile today of Delaware Republican primary winner Christine O'Donnell,... More

Journalists, “Media Professionals” Gave Over $469,900 To Political Candidates

An analysis of FEC filings by the Center for Responsive Politics found that 235 people who "identified themselves on government... More

Target Corp.’s “Perfect Storm”

A political contribution spawns weeks of headlines (and a flash mob)

The big news for Target Corp. this summer might have been the unveiling, after a “decade of wooing, of its... More

A “9/11 Widow” on the Press & Park51

Back in May, when the words "Ground Zero mosque" began making headlines, CNN wanted to know: "As a family member... More

Parker Spitzer (Awkward Already)

CNN.com today posted this promo in which Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer pretend to argue over the name of their... More

AP: Election 2010 is “Bursting With Money”

The AP today lays out evidence that "politics, for all its focus on the gloomy economy, is a recession-proof industry,"... More

Congress and “Corporate-Financed Philanthropy”

How politicians (and companies) do well by doing good

In yesterday's New York Times, Eric Lipton described how some members of Congress are able to “run something akin to... More

Reflections of an Iraqi Journalist

Here's Faris al-Qaisi, a 47-year-old Iraqi cameraman for AP Television News, reflecting on "what it has been like to live... More

NYT Advances Oval Office Gets New Rug, Chairs Story

The New York Times today publishes its third piece on the recent "subtle redo" of the Oval Office. There was,... More

On Palin (“Off The Record?”)

Some excerpts from Michael Joseph Gross's, er, unflattering Vanity Fair piece on Sarah Palin -- a piece that brought Politico's... More

Police? There’s a Man Who Looks Like Anderson Cooper on my Lawn

Today, the New York Times has an interesting piece describing the complex task the jurors on the Blagojevich case faced.... More

Blago in Bold, The Morning After

A selection of front pages from Chicago-area newspapers today, the morning after a jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich... More

“Hello, yarn hipster hat,” “I’m that obnoxious meat hipster”

As Joel noted, the New York Times’s Philip B. Corbett has added “hipster” to the newspaper's Official Words To Now... More

“You Love Journalism… But You Love Your Life More”

Another chilling report from the LA Times's "Mexico Under Siege" series, this one, by Tracy Wilkinson, focusing on what Wilkinson... More

AP Calls It: “Name-Calling is Winner This Campaign Season”

With no precincts reporting, the AP is projecting that name-calling has won the 2010 election. From a piece headlined "Insults... More

Gallup: Americans Lack Confidence in Banks, Newspapers, TV News

From Gallup's annual "Confidence in Institutions" survey: Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and television news -- with... More

Touring Gitmo (“Rules Inconvenience Reporters”)

From the New York Times's Jeremy W. Peters, who recently took a "media tour" of Guantánamo Bay: Several times a... More

News Broker/Newsbreaker Larry Garrison’s Next Get?

Among the 177 (and counting) mentions on cable news over the past two days of The World's Most Famous Ex-Flight... More

Investigation: Town Cars Idle Outside Condé Nast Building

For an investigation of MTA buses and livery cabs idling in violation of New York City law (there is a... 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 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.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

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