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The Tanking Economy (For Dummies)

What happened? "Wall Street got drunk;" got a tattoo (which didn't look "gargantuan, inevitably tacky, gauche and ugly" at the... More

Matthews: Reporting “All Senses” (And Sensations)

Chris Matthews to Jay Leno Monday night, talking about his "thrill up my leg" (from Obama speech) comment (h/t TVNewser... More

Anonymous Cable News Interns: Have At It!

Radar Online "polled a number of current and former producers—the people with the best view of the tantrums and shouting... More

Doubletake: John Burns’s Doppelganger?

Here is Ashley Gilbertson, a photographer for the New York Times, talking about some of his (pretty stunning) images from... More

McCain Campaign Pursues Anti-Chris-Matthews Vote

What was that John Heilemann was saying in New York magazine about the McCain campaign turning into the Clinton campaign?... More

Press Release: Bestest Republican National Convention Ever!

I don't know why I was even initially startled, given Today's Media Environment. But: today, six weeks before the Republican... More

Fourth Place For Last Week’s New Yorker Cover

According to the new PEJ study, last week's New Yorker cover* only came in fourth in quantity of press coverage... More

Obama’s “Hope” During “Presser”

Barack Obama in response to a question just now during his press conference in Jordan (I couldn't hear the question,... More

Veepstakes Hometown Dates

Last night, Jon Stewart compared Obama's courting of the press prior to and during his overseas trip to the reality... More

I Bought My “Table Of Contents For the World” From Barack Obama

Per Lyn Sweet: During one school year at Columbia, Obama was a telemarketer in midtown Manhattan selling New York Times... More

Goodbye To Most Of That

The LA Times reportedly will replace its Sunday Book Review with "a smaller number of pages appended to the Calendar... More

If You Ask A Superficial Question…

MSNBC teasing a segment on Obama's overseas travel: Will this trip add enough meat to his foreign policy experience to... More

LAT Still Hasn’t Found What NYT Looking For

"Obama spoofers walk a fine line," reports today's LA Times. Didn't the New York Times tell us this last Tuesday... More

How (When?) To Overshare on the Cover of NYT Magazine

Remember when ex-Gawker employee Emily Gould overshared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine? When she, in the... More

CNBC’s “Ultimate Growth Stock” Wants To Know

I'm no economist, but I think I have an answer to the question Erin Burnett, the 32-year-old CNBC anchor whom... More

McCain: Good Sport? Grump?

Like my colleague Katia, the LA Times' James Rainey, too, called up some editorial cartoonists recently (we did it in... More

ObamaGuy?

More "tasteless and offensive" political satire (h/t NRO Media Blog). More

I’m Getting A New Seatmate! (Please Be Brian Williams!)

Plenty of meaty topics for political reporters to probe as Sen. Obama prepares to travel across the pond and beyond.... More

On MSNBC: “It’s Come To This”

Contessa Brewer on MSNBC this morning: "Hillary Clinton had a new look when she showed up for a big speech*... More

The -Gate That Got Away

As self-appointed -Gate-keepers, I wanted to acknowledge that we missed one last week (a -Gated -Gate, no less): Brandenburg Gate-Gate,... 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


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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