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Firsts

CBS News reports that this morning "marked the first time [Palin] answered a question from the press on the fly,... More

Losing Face (Today’s Fourth Hour)

This is how they're filling that fourth hour of the Today Show? "Kathie Lee and Hoda Take Off Their Makeup:" More

Man on the Street in Sanaa

Gripping man-on-the-street reporting from Christian Science Monitor contributor Shane Bauer in Sanaa, Yemen. (Plus, some helpful context and background to... More

NYT: Again With Palin’s Hair

Having already tracked down the woman who styled The Real Sarah Palin's hair, the next step for the The New... More

So, Palin’s The Tickle-Me Elmo of Election ‘08?

CNN taps someone from Harvard Business School to wax wise on "the vulnerability of American citizens to anything that is... More

McCain’s Got a Squeeze Box

The AP's Glen Johnson sees McCain going in and out and in and out (because, maybe, where's the melody in... More

31 Women

The Washington Post has a haunting, detailed story today reporting, in part, that "there have been 31 female [suicide] bombers... More

Palin “Hired Friends” Story: No Coattails?

The New York Observer explores the question: "Does print journalism matter this election?" and talks to the New York Times's... More

Dowd’s Notebook Dump

Every now and then, Maureen Dowd's column reads unusually chaotic (unedited?).... disjointed, a string of zingers without a home (until... More

Another Hopeful Headline

"One hesitates to be too hopeful," Megan wrote earlier today, pointing to HuffPo's "HELLO ECONOMY, GOODBYE LIPSTICK" headline and other... More

How To Start NY Media Salivating

Hi, reporter for important New York news outlet? Let's say the wife of a founder of Google founded a genetic... More

Part 1 of Fox on “First Dude?” Meatless

Turns out, Part 2 of what Fox News's on-screen graphic promised would be "Greta Goes to Alaska to Discover the... More

“First Dude” Dodges Fox News’s “Are You Cold” Queries

Gibson's "Get" wasn't the only one to be gotten. Fox News's Greta Van Susteren got the "first interview" with Todd... More

Conduct Unbecoming

Richard Cohen in today's Washington Post: John McCain has "soiled" his "integrity." And, according to Cohen, "the precise moment of... More

‘PigGate Places Second?

Last week? Very "Palin-centric," according to PEJ's News Coverage Index, which shows Palin starring as "the focal point of the... More

If Hairstyles Could Talk

Boston-based hair stylists have had their say. The LA Times's fashion critic, too, http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/what_feeling_do_you_get_from_p.php">has spoken. Now, the New York Times'... More

Galveston (And Beyond)

There is much to report, from coastal Texas, on what Hurricane Ike wrought. And no shortage of journalists there to... More

Covering “Thanks, But No Thanks”

"Thanks, but no thanks." Gov. Sarah Palin is still saying it on the stump. She said it over the weekend... More

What Campaign Trail Bubble?

The Washington Post 's E.J. Dionne: I can't believe how small a role our economic crisis is playing in the... More

“Even Karl Rove”

Pssst, campaign reporters! Permission to say that the McCain campaign has, perhaps, on occasion, stretched the truth: granted! It's ok... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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