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Bush, Too, Ending “Classy?”

Maybe McCain isn't the only one who gets to, in spite of it all, "end classy"? Today the AP reports... More

Olbermann’s “Symbolic Gesture”

MSNBC's Keith Olberman on The View yesterday: JOY BEHAR: I was reading somewhere that you don't vote... OLBERMANN: I don't... More

Someone’s In The Kitchen With Palin…

It’s Greta Van Susteren and Matt Lauer!

...and it's Fox News's Greta Van Susteren! And NBC News's Matt Lauer! (Anyone else? Maybe...Baking with Blitzer? Mixing Manhattans with... More

Actual AP Headline

So we know what Election 2008's winners are doing these days. There's an Oval Office to visit. A Cabinet to... More

Ten Minutes Early!

A transition. For White House reporters, too. From President Punctual to, perhaps, President Ten-Minutes-Early. The Obamas appeared at the White... More

Keeps on Givhan

For anyone awaiting Washington Post poli-fashion columnist Robin Givhan's verdict on Michelle Obama's red-on-black Election Night dress, Givhan concludes that... More

Is It 2pm Yet?

Can this White House meeting between President Bush and President-Elect Obama happen already? MSNBC, for one, is in real danger... More

Images From “The Bullet Sponge”

While this front-page New York Times piece ("Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda In Many Countries") is understandably getting... More

“Pent-Up Political Ambition” (Run!)

CabinetStakes, Horror Film Edition. As reported by the Boston Globe, the speculation that John Kerry might join President-Elect Obama's Cabinet... More

Legacy Report

With the election out of the way, let the Bush administration legacy reporting begin in earnest! From the Associated Press... More

Holy Holograms!

"CNN essentially doubled its audience from the 2004 Election night," drawing 12.3 million viewers Tuesday night. But, of the 65... More

McCain Ends “Classy”

Now that the campaign is over, can John McCain be noble again?

Remember back in September, when Time's Joe Klein, in a post titled, "Apology Not Accepted," blogged: Back in 2000, after... More

“No Column Today”

Instead, in Le Monde, this. In part: The first worldwide good news since the fall of the Berlin Wall in... More

An Offer We Can’t Refuse?

Yesterday morning after voting in Wasilla, Gov. Palin expressed a desire "to help improve" journalism because of her "great respect"... More

Comedy Central: Yes, We Can

Among urgent post-election concerns, Politico explores, "Can The Daily Show Survive Barack Obama?" With Obama’s victory, the country was... More

CabinetStakes!

This just in on MSNBC: Republican Richard Lugar does not want to be secretary of state... Come again? Was he... More

“Awesome,” “A Freshening,” “No Difference”

BBC has collected official reactions of assorted world leaders (spokespeople, associates, etc.) to Barack Obama's victory, including Pres. Bush's, "What... More

Barack In Banner

A sampling of today’s front pages

Below, a selection of today's front pages: More

Now? “The Hard Part”

"Analysis: For Obama, now comes the hard part," Associated Press "For Obama, now comes the hart part," CBS News "No... More

Relative Reports

The Times of London reports on how Barack Obama's half-brother, Abongo Obama, and other relatives in Kenya are preparing for... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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