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Squirrelly Fox

If you had to guess on which cable news channel this morning I learned of the story about, in the... More

More Thoughts On Saving Newspapers…

...from the former and current editors of Vanity Fair. (And, coincidentally, both accounts involve London's The Daily Telegraph!) Tina Brown,... More

Today In CBS News: Ustream, PU

Per the New York Times: Seeking a younger audience more accustomed to watching the news on the Internet than on... More

You Say So-TO-mae-ohr…

I post the below Daily Show clip from last night for the footage of various TV news anchors and pundits... More

“The World’s Most Important Network”

Below, a compilation of news stories from 1987, when CNN moved its Atlanta headquarters from a red brick, white-columned "former... More

Your Shoe Leather Is Safe In Riyadh

Time's White House correspondent (and onetime CJR employee), Michael Scherer, shares the official U.S. State Department "instructions" for reporters... More

Well, Maureen Dowd’s “On Vacation…”

...so in her absence it fell to someone else at the New York Times to call President Obama out for... More

“Case Study of How the Echo Chamber of Washington Works…”

...NPR's description of Jeffrey Rosen's infamous "The Case Against Sotomayor" TNR article "blog entry" (h/t, Glenn Greenwald). Rosen won't be... More

What Obama White House “Feels Like”

A reader's question from today's chat with Ana Marie Cox and Tucker Carlson at washingtonpost.com: Q: Ana, you see this... More

A “Long Shot Effort” by Star Ledger “Refugees”

In today's New York Times, David Carr writes up NewJerseyNewsroom, ex-Star Ledger reporters' "effort at creating an alternative source of... More

Is CNN “Fading?”

CNN's prime time ratings are down, observes Politico's Michael Calderone. Some "staffers" are concerned. [Wh]ile being “nonpartisan” is something most... More

“The Worst Piece of Paper on the East Coast”

Ten songs about print journalism, per Paste -- because: "Once upon a time, being a newspaperman (or woman) was something... More

Reporters “Waiting for Weezy?”

Via HuffPo: Wanda Sykes made fun of the media skirting the race issue when talking about Michelle Obama during an... More

ABC News Denied Access to Senatorial Spin Class?

A tweet just now from ABC News's Jake Tapper: Congress denied ABC News' request to film the House/Senate gyms that... More

Getting Giddy With Gibbs

If you watch the White House press briefings with any regularity, chances are you've noticed (and, in my case, been... More

Prepare to Pay?

From The Atlantic's James Warren: Shhhh. Newspaper publishers are quietly holding a very, very important conclave today. Will you soon... More

So Far.” NYT Mag’s Bill Clinton Profile

It's not until some 1,300 words in to Peter Baker's several-thousand-word profile of Bill Clinton in this coming Sunday's New... More

Why “Conservatives” Should Root For the NYT

Per Francis Wilkinson, executive editor of The Week: If conservatives were to look up from hammering nails in the Time’... More

Geraldo Got Goosebumps

Gail Shister interviewed Geraldo Rivera (last seen offering to buy Blagojevich dinner) on his personal reaction to yesterday's Sotomayor news... More

On Fox & Friends, Miss California Subs For Miss America

The day after the California Supreme Court upheld the state's ban on gay marriage, proponent of "opposite marriage," Carrie Prejean... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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