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New York Times Goes Medieval On Us

What with all the “jousting” and “skirmishing” going on in the paper’s story about appeals court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, certain basic facts fell through the cracks.

What with all the "jousting" and "skirmishing" going on in the New York Times' story today about appeals court nominee... More

Man Porn! Bites Porn! Dog Porn!

Computerworld sexes up a story on the ongoing battle for DVD supremacy between two next-generation, high-definition formats.

The word "porn," when used in a headline, tends to catch the eye (and, when used online atop a story... More

CNBC, Money Honey Fake Out the Markets

The Money Honey (and her CNBC cohorts) hyped her “surprising” scoop then feigned surprise when viewers were actually surprised by what she reported.

Three days on, there is still plenty of disagreement over who is to blame (and for what, exactly) in the... More

Flack Says Ogle Google Girl, Reporters Comply

ABC News grants “Google’s First Female Engineer” two chances to spread the company’s good news - and spread it thick.

"It's hard to believe that search engine giant Google hasn't even celebrated its 10th birthday yet. But still, the success... More

Robin Givhan on Responding to Critics, Cheney’s Parka and Tony Snow’s Style

The Washington Post fashion critic and Pulitzer winner discusses why fashion matters and how many of her critics simply miss the point.

Robin Givhan, the Washington Post's fashion columnist, received this year's Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Givhan has been at the Post... More

It’s All Rove All the Time

Yesterday Karl Rove testified again before a federal grand jury, and today bloggers are calling reporters to the carpet for their coverage.

Yesterday, Karl Rove testified -- for the fifth time -- before the federal grand jury in the CIA leak case.... More

Snow Faces First Test as Press Secretary: Bloggers

While President Bush touted his new press secretary’s band and work with Kenyan children, bloggers are more interested in other aspects of his resume.

At 9:10 this morning, President Bush officially named radio and television commentator Tony Snow the new White House Press Secretary,... More

Chuppies, Roommaids and Techno-palooza

Every week, it seems, magazines coin new terms to help readers get a handle on emerging demographic, economic or social trends.

Every week, it seems, magazines coin new terms to help readers get a handle on emerging demographic, economic or social... More

Times Discovers 33-Year-Olds Are 17

The Times checks in again on an old story about the pampered young, once again telling us what we already know.

That the New York Times Thursday Styles section sometimes repeats itself has been established. Today, at first glance, it appeared... More

Of Duke, and Princeton, and Jocks, and Sluts

Set your watches to help count down all the bad reporting we’re going to see over the next 27 days waiting for the Duke Lacrosse trial to begin.

With nearly a month to go before the Duke lacrosse players accused of rape have a hearing in court on... More

Guilty? Not Guilty? Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!

When it comes to the allegations of rape against the Duke University lacrosse team, justice has been swift — on TV. It’s just in real life that things get complicated.

Last week the editorial board at the Harvard Crimson aptly dubbed the scene around Duke University -- where three lacrosse... More

The Seven Habits of Highly Questionable Op-Ed Contributors

Rare is the guest columnist or op-ed contributor who isn’t trying to sell something, be it a book or a company or a war.

Rare is the guest columnist or op-ed contributor who isn't trying to sell something, be it a book or a... More

Hewitt vs Ware vs Stones Cry Out vs Wolcott

Bloggers discuss press performance in Iraq (and CNN’s panel discussion on press performance in Iraq) and anticipate the demise of (almost) all media.

For the past two nights on "Anderson Cooper 360º," CNN's Cooper has convened a panel to discuss press performance in... More

Bush One, Loathsome Little Troll Zero? Or Not

Blogs weigh in on the relative success of President Bush’s press conference and the media’s distortions of the record of the Liberty University debate team.

President Bush threw caution to the wind during yesterday's press conference and took a question from Hearst News columnist Helen... More

Another Day, Another Trashing of the Times

While bloggers take on every story in sight, the paper itself goes blog wild, debuting two new ones.

Today is a day like every other in the blogosphere. That is to say: it's Trash the New York Times... 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!

Bloggingheads

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