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News As Bottled Water

From a who will pay for news piece in the business section of today's New York Times: How do you... More

Virginia Heffernan Hates Her iPhone…

...iPhone lovers hate Heffernan's piece (scan the comments section). More

Pat Kiernan Goes National

Pat Kiernan, the man who reads aloud on TV from New York-area newspapers ("In the Papers" on NY1) is now... More

“I Am Now On The Other Side of This War”

Two Iraqi translators for the New York Times, Mudhafer al-Husaini and Sahar S. Gabriel, have received refugee visas to come... More

To Cable, With Love

"[Sarah Palin] is the gift that keeps on giving to cable television and certainly the supermarket tabloids," said John Decker,... More

Michelle, In The Eye of the Beholder

Michelle Obama: "The New Oprah?" The New... President? (The New Director of Your Local Daycare Center?) More

“There Will Still Be News”

In a Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/05/AR2009040501733.html">column, Michael Kinsley shrugs off The Death of Newspapers As We (Used To) Know Them: We're... More

18-Year Media Ban Ends

New organizations were on hand late last night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, for the first time since... More

Still Don’t “Get” Twitter?

"TRULY GROUNDBREAKING MARKETING RESEARCH: UNDERSTANDING TWITTER." (h/t Andrew Sullivan) More

Snub Is In The Air

Are American reporters adopting that perceiving-slights-around-every-corner thing that some British reporters seem to have? (When in London...) The New York... More

I Covered The G20 And All I Got Was This Lousy…

A report on President Obama's overseas trip devolved into swag talk on CBS News's The Early Show this morning: BILL... More

Look Kids! Big Ben! Parliament!

If President Obama is in London, no need to ask, Where in the world is Brian, Charlie and Katie? All... More

Hey, Fox Nation!

I assume, this being launch week, that the content aggregators at The Fox Nation are pretty busy. So, in case... More

The Ballad(s) Of Glenn Beck

Behold: "The Poetry of Glenn Beck," Volumes 1 and 2. More

“Top 10 April Fool’s Day Fake News Items”

PC World has compiled what it regards as today's ten best fake news items. Wireless wolfpigeon "news" aside, here's my... More

In Reporters’ Briefing Book, Brits See “Snubs”

Are American reporters accompanying President Obama overseas geographically challenged? Is the self-worth of some British reporters too easily challenged? Are... More

No Twittering In The Soloist

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel's movie reviewer, was "touched by the grim state-of-the-newspaper subtext" in the film The Soloist (based... More

“I Know That’s English Online, But…”

... it's not the same," Carol Banas, 56, a retired city planner and longtime reader of the Detroit Free Press,... More

“A Liberal’s Conservative” for the NYT

Selected bits from Michael Calderone's profile of Ross Douthat, soon to join the New York Times op-ed page: Micheal Barbaro,... More

Krugman’s Warning

"The magazine cover effect" (in short, short the stock of any CEO you see on a magazine cover) "presumably.. applies... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

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