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Quick: What Rhymes with CJR?

The Guardian reports (via Gawker): The Economist's bid to appeal to more youthful readers seems to be paying off after... More

The CW on Bloggers and She-Candidates

Back in March, Mark Leibovich drew up for the New York Times a "Scorecard On Conventional Wisdom" this election season.... More

Wright Out-NewsMakes Everyone and Everything!

Can't get snatches of Rev. Wright's sermons and speeches out of your head? The Project for Excellence in Journalism explains... More

Why No HageeGate? Russert Explains

On Imus in the Morning yesterday, Tim Russert supplied an answer to that question -- bubbling online and, yesterday, on... More

NYT’s Front-Page Insight

The New York Times' veteran political reporter, Adam Nagourney, summons his expertise to tip readers to "three possible outcomes to... More

Got Friedman Fatigue?

If you, too, are experiencing Dowd dread, expand your op-ed horizons by checking out the Council on Foreign Relations new... More

Let Them Eat (Cheesecake Factory) Cake

If all I thought I did in my career was to help rich people decide where to eat, I'd be... More

Media “Easier” on One Candidate?

From the latest New York Times/CBS News poll (not to distract you from all of its WrightGate-related findings and the... More

I’d Rather Be…

It's been an incredibly long campaign...even for those of us in journalism...it's like one of those long bus rides home... More

Sobering “Sketch” From Milbank

Don't miss Dana Milbank's "Washington Sketch" today which begins: Lt. Col. Billy Hall, one of the most senior officers to... More

Reuters On The Rocks

If not by scoring some Hollywood armcandy for the White House Correspondents dinner on Saturday, how else might a news... More

Follow-Up to NYT’s “Miitary Analysts” Piece?

Josh Marshall wonders if any networks (cable or broadcast) have followed up on David Barsow's "blockbuster article detailing how the... More

Euthanize CBS News?

Another day, another "let's put evening network newscasts out of their misery" piece that begins with a crack about their... More

Impatient? Who, Us?

Among the Wake Us When It's Over, Are We Theeere Yet? headlines* today: "Clinton v. Obama: When Will The Race... More

NYT’s Arresting Lede

Yes, my eyes first went to all that colorful confetti falling (whee!) in the large photo of the Hillary and... More

Mutiny on the Staight Talk Express?

Kevin Drum foresees a future Mutiny on The Straight Talk Express: [G]o ahead, call me an optimist — I suspect... More

Mitchell, Miscast

Personally, I don't like my Morning Joe with Mitchell --Andrea Mitchell, who is subbing today for Joe Scarborough's usual Joe... More

Two Media Big-Wigs Put Their (Blue Collared) Heads Together?

Last night on MSNBC, Tim Russert said (with one of his Man, I'm plugged-in -- or maybe I LOVE this... More

Enter, the Exit Poll

What's the proper analogy? Asking a Clinton voter, as he's exiting the polling place on primary day, whether he would... More

A Pundit’s Hunch. Better Than a Poll!

Polls (polling data in the hands of cable pundits in particular) have earned a particularly bad name this election season.... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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