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Will “Birthers” Make Prime Time Tonight?

What with the (cable, blog, Beltway) chatter about this "Birthers" business crowning seemingly reaching some kind of a head lately,... More

“Regional and Foreign News Media” “Softer” Than WH Press Corps?

Politico offers readers what it calls a "peek inside the [Obama administration's PR] playbook," revealing that this particular White House... More

Didn’t Trust Cronkite?

Slate's Jack Shafer is collecting "reasons for Cronkitian distrust" to add to his own -- "He sailed. He was avuncular.... More

Headline of the Day?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/20/AR2009072002984.html">From the Washington Post: In Tokyo, a High-Pitched Whine Repels Teens, Attracts TV Crews (Is it really news that... More

Does This Question Make My Butt Look Big Interview Look Small?

Katie Couric (or tweet assistant) via Twitter yesterday: I've been granted an exclusive interview with Pres. Obama tomorrow. Working on... More

It’s On at Slate

Michael Kinsley announces a "highly unscientific experiment " at Slate to determine "who's better informed, newspaper readers or Web surfers?"... More

“Don’t Jump Off-the-Record”

Washington Post ombud Andrew Alexander reports that BNA (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.), "which produces an array of print and... More

Let’s Give ‘Em Something to (Continue to) “Talk About”

On Mediaite's front page right now: Will The Right Make This Obama’s “Wise Latina” Moment? One line of the President’s... More

Wired’s Media Pyramid (“News” Still Broccoli)

This must explain something about us (obesity? stupidity?) Wired illustrates a balanced "media diet:" "entertainment" is the "whole grains" or... More

Awkward Spitzer Moment on MSNBC

MSNBC's Carlos Watson was joined this morning by guest-co-host (and former New York Governor) Eliot Spitzer. Guest co-hosting a news... More

Meet The Press (And Hair)

One day, Politico has you "enjoying a gravitas boost" from your "prematurely salt-and-pepper mane," and then they turn around and... More

CBS News Retires To Keep Using Cronkite’s Voice-Over

Viewers of the CBS Evening News heard Walter Cronkite's voice-over for final time Friday night. The network opted to retire... More

Sanford’s Sorry State Column

Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina apologizes and seeks forgiveness via guest column in Sunday's The State. In part: It’s... More

Do Reader Comments on Web Articles “Devalue” Journalism?

Douglas Bailey, president and founder of DBMediaStrategies Inc., thinks so. (What is DBMedia Strategies? The company's web site says that... More

GlobalPost Reporter On His Weeks in Iran’s Evin Prison

GlobalPost correspondent Iason Athanasiadis, while reporting on the demonstrations in Tehran, was arrested and held in Evin jail for three... More

CNN’s Rick Sanchez “Take[s] the Conversation Outside the Beltway…”

... to the South Florida kitchen of his mom's house to, "with some trepidation," ask his mom, Adela Fernanndez, "the... More

“For She’s a Jolly Good Journalist”

The Washington Post's Jacqueline L. Salmon today profiles Randall Terry, onetime head of Operation Rescue, who "is trying to build... More

Obama to Costas: “Is This Hannity?”

Before President Obama threw out the first pitch at the MLB All-Star Game last night, MLB Network's Bob Costas got... More

More From The State: Tapper, Jenkins Woo Sanford

How's the sausage made? More details today from The State: "Media jostled for access to Sanford:" The media e-mails also... More

The State: Media Outlets Offered to Spin Sanford Story

The (South Carolina) State, via open records laws, late yesterday received "nearly 600 pages of documents — e-mails and phone... 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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

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”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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