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“Just People Trying To Do The Best They Possibly Can”

Is how President Bush described the White House press corps to the White House press corps this morning at his... More

“Bending Elbows” With Bono

Bono, as Megan anticipated Friday, made his first appearance in yesterday's New York Times as a guest columnist. Rather than... More

A “Photo Essay,” From FoxNews.com

And this is real, I think (although didn't Fox's site get hacked recently?) "10 Hottest Grannies" ("just because their babies... More

The Munsters of MSNBC

While interviewing MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart likened the characters of MSNBC to the characters... More

Supposed Senate Run? Just Hardball

Chris Matthews told his Hardball colleagues at MSNBC last night that he will not run for Senate next year. "There... More

Gupta Plays One On TV. (Also: He Is One).

Word that Obama wants to tap CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General has been met with some goofing from,... More

“Roland Burris (D-Blagojevich)”

Dana Milbank on Roland Burris's trip to the Senate. More

Where In The World Is Joe The Plumber?

On his way, apparently, to Israel "to report for the conservative Web site pjtv.com." Take it away, Jennifer Taylor of... More

Babo’s Bird and Baked Fries

How should news organizations cover the Obama girls? Join that discussion in our ongoing news meeting. Meanwile, a taste of... More

Journalist, Fig Leaf

From today's New York Times: [F]or an 11th day of Israel’s war in Gaza, the several hundred journalists here to... More

Paging…Surgeon General Gupta?

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta thisclose to accepting the job of Surgeon General, according to Howard Kurtz. Inspiring this reader comment:... More

“Most Used” Network Reporter of 2008

If 2008 felt like The Year You Couldn't Escape Andrea Mitchell, that's in part because she was the year's "most... More

MSNBC Cringes For Making Itself Cringe

Yesterday, I posted about Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski's negative insta-reaction on Morning Joe to their colleague's report about the... More

Perception (Pet-ception?) Analyzers

My colleague Katia was no fan of CNN's debate night "perception analyzers." Perhaps she'd prefer the adaptation of the doodad... More

Tweet What?

Twitter accounts at CNN and Fox News were apparently hacked earlier today resulting in a couple of especially candid faux-Tweets... More

(Not) Getting Into Gaza

Dion Nissenbaum, Jerusalem bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, reports that "the Israeli military has once again barred the first small... More

MSNBC Makes Itself Cringe

Early this morning MSNBC's Tom Costello filed a report from outside the Sidwell Friends School, awaiting the Obamas. It was,... More

First Day Of School Reports

From the AP's report on Sasha Obama's first day at Sidwell Friends school: Sasha carried a Trans by JanSport pink,... More

Photojournalists On Working Iraq

From the Baghdad Bureau blog at the New York Times, part 1 of a http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/01/world/middleeast/20090101_iraq_photogjnl/index.html ">conversation between Stephen Farrell (a... More

Sign of the Times: A1 Ads

From today's New York Times: In its latest concession to the worst revenue slide since the Depression, The New York... 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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