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Seeking Catfight, Reporters Find Clich�s

The New York Daily News kicked off the inevitable Hillary Clinton vs. Jeanine Pirro "catfight!" coverage yesterday, reporting under the... More

CNN’s Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner on Educating Non-Bloggers, Responding to Critics - and Unmasking Tatton’s Biggest Fan

Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner have co-hosted the "Inside the Blogs" segment on CNN's... More

Picking on a Hapless Press

Just when we start to feel a little lonesome, we're reminded how many fellow journo-scolds live beside us in the... More

Current Criticism, Intelligent Design, and Having it All

"The challenge for Current [TV]," we suggested yesterday, "will be to walk the delicate line between cool and worthwhile." According... More

Time’s “Minor Wrinkle” Is the New York Post’s Mountain Range

Those who turn first to the New York Post for their PlameGate news can be excused for feeling confused (or... More

Jude Law, Judge Roberts and a Fashion Statement

It's News of the Week word association time. We say "Law" and you think first -- admit it -- of... More

It’s Clement! No, It’s Roberts! No, It’s a Mariachi Band!

What's a Cable News Talking Head to do when he has spent all afternoon on air next to a blow-up... More

A Fifty Percent Chance of News

"It Could Rain This Morning." "The Red Sox Could Win Tonight." "Bush Could Name Nominee As Early As Today." Helpful... More

Andrew Marshall on Security in Iraq, Relying on Iraqi Staff, and Turning a Baghdad Bureau Into a Bunker

Andrew Marshall Andrew Marshall served as Reuters' Iraq bureau chief, based in Baghdad, from August 2003 until June 2005.... More

Reporters, Bored, Manufacture Marital Discord

If you believe what you read in the news, Laura Bush on Tuesday made an urgent, public plea to her... More

CNN: “We Decide, You Do a Doubletake”

On any given day, you're bound to see something on cable news that boggles the mind. (And we're not talking... More

With Miller Behind Bars, the Knives Come Out

With Judy in jail -- a development that yesterday left even Wonkette "sort [of] out of glib right now" --... More

Summer Reading to Keep You Slim

Looking for a light summer read? An "important book," maybe, but also "a funny book, in a lot of parts"?... More

Media Speculate That Media Will … Speculate!

The headline on Elisabeth Bumiller's New York Times piece yesterday read as follows: "Bush's Decision: Speculation on Contenders Begins Despite... More

Who Were Those Masked Men?

Six-year-old Charlee Liebers was among the "war protesters" gathered yesterday afternoon near Fort Bragg, the site of President Bush's speech... More

NBC Flogs a Lame Horse

Surely CJR Daily was not alone this week in our perhaps child-like hope that Cruise v. Lauer was, as Dick... More

Vote on This, Wolf

On CNN's "Late Edition" yesterday, Wolf Blitzer presented viewers with the "Web Question of the Week," and invited them, as... More

Revised Forecast: Snow! Lots and Lots of Snow!

Remember what the New York Times told you on Monday about Treasury Secretary John Snow's certain doom, as "signaled" by... More

Why Draft a Press Release When AP Will Do?

Please excuse us for thinking we were reading an NBC corporate press release rather than a news story when we... More

… Who Shall Remain Anonymous Because He Doesn’t Want You to Know Who He Is

Cabinetstakes, as CJR Daily noted recently, is the new default choice of Washington reporters who no longer have a veepstakes... 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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