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Hillary & Barack? Barack & Hillary? No Way,You Guys!

OMG, Patrick Healy's "Political Memo" in today's New York Times? It reads so high school (or to quote a more... More

Meet the “New Force,” Same as…

On CNN just now: "There seems to be a new force in politics: unmarried women." "New force?" Aren't these the... More

The Latest ‘Gate (Served with Syrup!)

How is it that 24 hours have ticked by since it happened and I am just now hearing about WaffleGate?... More

Peer Review (In Defense of ABC’s Debate)

Veteran New York Times political reporter Adam Nagourney takes a stab at defending Charlie Gibson's and George Stephanopoulos' handling of... More

The Luck of the Amish

Frequent MSNBC guest talking head, Mike Barnacle, was discussing the Democratic primary on Morning Joe just now and mentioned that... More

Preaching to Their Choirs

On the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, Senators Clinton and Obama each spoke via satellite to what conventional wisdom calls... More

Why, Wolf, Why?

What is Wolf Blitzer "watching very closely" in the Situation Room right now? Well, according to his opening tease, he... More

Ignoring Stengel, PA Papers Endorse

Sorry, Time magazine's Richard Stengel: newspaper endorsements are alive and well in Pennsylvania. "Obama Sweeps Newspaper Endorsements," reports The Nation... More

The “What If” Story Gone Wild

Was anyone else puzzled by that "Gore-Lieberman" piece by John M. Broder in yesterday's New York Times "Week In Review"?... More

Cable, Try A Little Earnestness

MSNBC, you want to catch the ear of a multi-tasking, half-listening cable TV viewer? Forget the shouting kitschy overkill of,... More

Lauren Conrad, Hallmark of News Media “Relevance”

Apparently it's not enough to employ a "celebrity" news anchor or columnist. You must also seat your celebrity news anchor... More

Counting the “Ha!’s” in a Matthews Interview

How many "Ha!'s" might Chris Matthews let out during the course of a 10-question interview? I counted eight in Matthews'... More

TV News Driven By “Mentally Ill Martinets”

Virginia Heffernan profiles the Onion News Network, "a video series produced by the Onion fake-news empire:" The false news stories... More

Victoria Clarke on “Service to the Media”

Given Victoria Clarke's role in creating and carrying out that "military analysts as media Trojan horse" plan the New York... More

Rummy’s “Message Force Multipliers”

And you thought this administration had done no post-Iraq-invasion planning? About those "military analysts" you've grown accustomed to seeing on... More

Brooks Puts the “A” in ABC

About last night: David Brooks, for one, thought "the questions were excellent" and gives ABC an "A," Clinton a "B"... More

A New Standard for Debate Questions?

If you're hoping to quell any grumbling about revolving doors (and I'm not including myself in that grumbling) or if... More

On Debate, ABC Gets A “D”?

Here's a choice bit from Tom Shales' Washington Post review of last night's ABC-sponsored Democratic debate, headlined, "In Pa. Debate,... More

“The Most Startlingly Tabloid Debate” Yet

Per Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, moments after the ABC-sponsored Democratic debate concluded just now. Maybe Olbermann's just peeved that ABC... More

The Bluest Collar

Paul Waldman writes in The American Prospect: [Tim] Russert and [Chris] Matthews may be at the top of their profession's... 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


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

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”

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