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Fox News: Scratch That; Reverse It.

On Fox News a few minutes ago, anchor Bret Baier described the "interruptions" during yesterday's Sotomayor hearings as "about abortion,... More

When’s a “Stare” a “Glare?”

Was Sonia Sotomayor "glaring" (as in, per Merriam Webster, staring angrily or fiercely or expressing hostility by staring angrily) throughout... More

“Is This Supposed To Be Journalism?”

Per the New York Times, NBC News's show The Wanted (a.k.a. To Catch A Terrorist/War Criminal) -- the one that... More

Don’t Judge A Protester (Or a Pundit) By His Hair

Twitter. I was just about to post about what Glenn Greenwald Twittered that someone else (Toure!) Twittered that Chris Matthews... More

Palin Was Just Neck Candy. And, “Whatever,” Weymouth

Richard L. Connor, CEO of Wilkes-Barre Publishing and MaineToday Media, is not the only opinionated newspaperman to weigh in disapprovingly... More

Meacham: “[Maziar Bahari] Was Doing His Job”

In today's Washington Post, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham writes in support of Maziar Bahari, the Newsweek reporter who was taken... More

Froomkin Is The New Nipples?

The HuffPo's Arianna Huffington http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/13/business/media/13froomkin.html?_r=2">told the New York Times yesterday she "has no doubt that Dan [Froomkin, former washingtonpost.com columnist,... More

“Nerd Super Bowl” (Again)

It's all pundits on deck for the The Sotomayor Show today on cable news! To Jeffrey Toobin, one of many... More

No Mug Shots on A1 of Your Local Paper*? BuyOneAnyway…

From SlateV, a new foundation to aide ailing newspapers and the (very gaunt) people behind them: (*An update on how... More

If G8 Press Coverage Stinks…

... blame this? From Fox News's Eve Zibel, in Italy: This is [the White House press corps] area in L'Aquila.... More

Today, In Death

Two days post-MJ memorial service and so many angles still to pursue, like: ""How Will Michael Jackson's 'White' Kids Get... More

“We’ll See How Much Viewers Are Interested…” (And?)

Moments before Michael Jackson's memorial service began on Tuesday -- and with blocks of seats in the Staples Center still... More

To Live and Report in Mexico

From Charles Bowden's piece in the current Mother Jones, telling the story of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, a Mexican reporter who... More

“Myth*”-Busting at Mediaite

The Dan Abrams Post wouldn't run this headline (or...would it?): Did Dan Abrams Contribute to the Downfall of Journalism? *See... More

Kristof Suggests “‘Student Driver’ Sign” On Some Kristof Columns

Columnist Nicholas Kristof is doing the "Talk to the [New York] Times" reader Q&A this week. One reader asks why... More

Last Week’s Network News: 30% Jackson Coverage

From the latest PEJ study of news coverage for the week of June 29-July 5: The Jackson story filled 30%... More

Get Caught Up on the “Uighur Sitch”

After you read Greg's post on the situation in western China, here's more background info (recommended via Twitter by Rachel... More

Vatican Radio, Powered by Enel…

The BBC reports that "Vatican Radio, the voice of the Roman Catholic Church, is starting to air advertisements for the... More

Share Your Jackson Coverage Highlights (Lowlights) Here!

As I flip between cable news stations, I've decided to start a list of Very Special Snippets From Today's Michael... More

“Hearse, La Toya Visit Cemetery…”

Thank you, CNN news ticker. CNN's Don Lemon: "I've covered a lot of events and I've never seen this much... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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