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Fox News’ Slow Mo’?

From Jacques Steinberg in Saturday's http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/28/arts/television/28rati.html?ref=business">New York Times, when it comes to prime-time viewership Fox News' "momentum has effectively stalled,... More

Those “False Obama Rumors” Have Legs

And they’re “meander[ing] freely across the flatlands of northwest Ohio—through bars and baseball fields, retirement homes and restaurants," and onto... More

White House: NYT’s A-1 Al Qaeda Story Old News

The New York Times deemed newsy enough to merit lead story placement its piece, based on "more than four dozen... More

Taking Back the Swift Boat

Remember when a Swift boat was just a Swift boat -- or, if you prefer, a Patrol Craft Fast --... More

Even The Distracted…

...can be forced still, to think for a moment. At least once a month the New York Times stops me... More

Is All Settled with NBC’s To Catch A Predator Series?

Per the New York Times, "NBC has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who killed himself... More

Found: An “Old Media Triumph”

McClatchy's John Walcott would like us all to see its "Guant√°namo: Beyond the Law" series, in part, as evidence of... More

Butt, MSNBC!

Last week, Megan ">wrote about what she called MSNBC's "thong day's journey into night," wherein a report about a woman... More

AP: OC Register To Outsource Copy Editing

"Outsourced Edit?" is the headline of a short piece by Ben Frumin in the current issue of CJR about Express... More

NYT Goes National Geographic

That (New York Times goes National Geographic) was the reaction of one of my co-workers to the Times completely fascinating... More

Men Covering Men (Covered By Men)

Elizabeth Holmes, of the Wall Street Journal's "Washington Wire," notices she's the only woman in the McCain traveling press corps... More

Let’s Simplify And Go With “Talking Head”

If you always suspected that those cable talking head classifications (political contributor? strategist? analyst?) were arbitrary and about as meaningful... More

Pop-Up Video, Meet the Press

When asked on Sunday's Meet The Press if he's "interested in being vice president," after some back-and-forth with Brian Williams,... More

Two More Media Players On Russert’s Replacement

For people who find this sort of thing urgent. Arianna Huffington has broken her silence. And waded carefully into the... More

That Obama Guy? He’s Totally Talking About You

Anything that Karl Rove says in an election year is news. And so, on blogs and on cable everyone is... More

MSNBC Hits FW on RNC Attack Email

Sigh. We've reached the part of the campaign season (if we hadn't already, I've lost track) where the RNC issuing... More

Broder, Woodward, WaPo (Surprise!?)

A deep cynic might read Ken Silverstein's recent reporting on David Broder and Bob Woodward having collected speaking fees (and... More

Fox & Friends’ Advocacy Journalism

Yes, morning news shows offer ripe, low-hanging fruit for media critics. Yes, Fox News in particular revels in the Regular... More

NYT Public Editor Misses The Trouble With Dowd

"[B]y assailing Clinton in gender-heavy terms in column after column" -- 28 of 44 columns since Jan. 1 --"[Maureen Dowd]... More

Politico: Press’s “Dear Obama” Letter on Lack of Access

Per Politico, the late Tim Russert was one of several journalists who signed a June 6 letter to the Obama... 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

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