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News As Bottled Water

From a who will pay for news piece in the business section of today's New York Times: How do you... More

Virginia Heffernan Hates Her iPhone…

...iPhone lovers hate Heffernan's piece (scan the comments section). More

Pat Kiernan Goes National

Pat Kiernan, the man who reads aloud on TV from New York-area newspapers ("In the Papers" on NY1) is now... More

“I Am Now On The Other Side of This War”

Two Iraqi translators for the New York Times, Mudhafer al-Husaini and Sahar S. Gabriel, have received refugee visas to come... More

To Cable, With Love

"[Sarah Palin] is the gift that keeps on giving to cable television and certainly the supermarket tabloids," said John Decker,... More

Michelle, In The Eye of the Beholder

Michelle Obama: "The New Oprah?" The New... President? (The New Director of Your Local Daycare Center?) More

“There Will Still Be News”

In a Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/05/AR2009040501733.html">column, Michael Kinsley shrugs off The Death of Newspapers As We (Used To) Know Them: We're... More

18-Year Media Ban Ends

New organizations were on hand late last night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, for the first time since... More

Still Don’t “Get” Twitter?

"TRULY GROUNDBREAKING MARKETING RESEARCH: UNDERSTANDING TWITTER." (h/t Andrew Sullivan) More

Snub Is In The Air

Are American reporters adopting that perceiving-slights-around-every-corner thing that some British reporters seem to have? (When in London...) The New York... More

I Covered The G20 And All I Got Was This Lousy…

A report on President Obama's overseas trip devolved into swag talk on CBS News's The Early Show this morning: BILL... More

Look Kids! Big Ben! Parliament!

If President Obama is in London, no need to ask, Where in the world is Brian, Charlie and Katie? All... More

Hey, Fox Nation!

I assume, this being launch week, that the content aggregators at The Fox Nation are pretty busy. So, in case... More

The Ballad(s) Of Glenn Beck

Behold: "The Poetry of Glenn Beck," Volumes 1 and 2. More

“Top 10 April Fool’s Day Fake News Items”

PC World has compiled what it regards as today's ten best fake news items. Wireless wolfpigeon "news" aside, here's my... More

In Reporters’ Briefing Book, Brits See “Snubs”

Are American reporters accompanying President Obama overseas geographically challenged? Is the self-worth of some British reporters too easily challenged? Are... More

No Twittering In The Soloist

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel's movie reviewer, was "touched by the grim state-of-the-newspaper subtext" in the film The Soloist (based... More

“I Know That’s English Online, But…”

... it's not the same," Carol Banas, 56, a retired city planner and longtime reader of the Detroit Free Press,... More

“A Liberal’s Conservative” for the NYT

Selected bits from Michael Calderone's profile of Ross Douthat, soon to join the New York Times op-ed page: Micheal Barbaro,... More

Krugman’s Warning

"The magazine cover effect" (in short, short the stock of any CEO you see on a magazine cover) "presumably.. applies... 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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

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!

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