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Newsweekly No More

Jon Meacham, Newsweek's editor, describes the thinking behind the magazine's planned makeover: "There’s a phrase in the culture, ‘we need... More

Tweets of the Rich(ish) and Famous(like)

I guess A-List Hollywood has not yet caught the Twitter bug. How else to explain the appearance of CNN's Rick... More

Have Reporters Gone “Pong Slayer” On The Stimulus Bill?

Whose In Defense of The Stimulus Bill, Which Republicans Have Given A Bad Name-themed op-ed today do you prefer: E.J.... More

Even Walter Isaacson…

"...has quit subscribing to the New York Times, because if it doesn't see fit to charge for its content, I'd... More

President, “Spotlight Hog?”

This morning, MSNBC asked (via chyron), whether President Obama is "Losing His Luster?" And if so, CNN -- via its... More

Presidential Interview “Lightening Rounds”

Of the five TV interviews President Obama sat for yesterday, two involved, toward the end, what the anchors described as... More

AP: “The Audacity of Acknowledging Poor Judgment”

The AP finds a similar refrain throughout President Obama's five TV interviews yesterday. Regarding his handling of the Daschle nomination:... More

Its, The Economy Stoopid

Reports MSNBC: [W]hile blunders and bloopers have ever exasperated the spelling snobs and grammar grunions of the world, our recent... More

Daschle “Read NYT,” “Called The President”

On MSNBC earlier this afternoon, Andrea Mitchell described her phone call with Tom Daschle today and how he came to... More

Iraqi Newspapers: Elections (And Egyptian Actresses)

The New York Times's Baghdad Blog surveys Iraqi newspaper coverage of the provincial elections. While official election results are not... More

Career Change?

From today's New York Times: An unusual number of journalists from prominent, mainstream organizations started new government jobs in January,... More

Headline News From Lauer’s Obama Interview

What news was made during Matt Lauer's Super Bowl Sunday interview with President Obama on NBC? What's the headline? Depends,... More

Groundhog Tweets

Looks like Gen. Beauregard Lee has finally found a way to get out from under Punxsutawney Phil's shadow: "Georgia groundhog... More

“Thank God The Newspaper Exists…”

...said Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Novaya Gazeta, "an independent newspaper that has established itself as one of the... More

Nightline’s Future (Per “People With Knowledge Of Meetings”)

The New York Times today reports: "ABC Said To Consider 'Kimmel' in 'Nightline' Slot," (that is, moving comedian Jimmy Kimmel's... More

Joan Walsh “Could Never Be” Dick Armey’s Wife (So There!)

Chris Matthews sort of lost (or failed to take) control of Hardball last night . What happened? During a loud... More

End Of (Book) World?

After February 15, the Washington Post will no longer publish Book World, its stand-alone print book review section. Books coverage,... More

Bow Reports

Do you know this Lego woman? Look familiar, at all? The LA Times explains. SF Weekly offers additional images. The... More

Andrea, Anecdotally

Anecdotal evidence gathered mostly via IM by The (New York) Observer suggests that... some of the Observer reporters' gay friends... More

By Blago Interview #14, What’s Left To Ask?

What's left to ask when you're conducting the 17th 14th (of 17, total*) interview with Gov. Blagojevich in 48 hours... 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


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!

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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