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Seeking Catfight, Reporters Find Clich�s

The New York Daily News kicked off the inevitable Hillary Clinton vs. Jeanine Pirro "catfight!" coverage yesterday, reporting under the... More

CNN’s Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner on Educating Non-Bloggers, Responding to Critics - and Unmasking Tatton’s Biggest Fan

Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner have co-hosted the "Inside the Blogs" segment on CNN's... More

Picking on a Hapless Press

Just when we start to feel a little lonesome, we're reminded how many fellow journo-scolds live beside us in the... More

Current Criticism, Intelligent Design, and Having it All

"The challenge for Current [TV]," we suggested yesterday, "will be to walk the delicate line between cool and worthwhile." According... More

Time’s “Minor Wrinkle” Is the New York Post’s Mountain Range

Those who turn first to the New York Post for their PlameGate news can be excused for feeling confused (or... More

Jude Law, Judge Roberts and a Fashion Statement

It's News of the Week word association time. We say "Law" and you think first -- admit it -- of... More

It’s Clement! No, It’s Roberts! No, It’s a Mariachi Band!

What's a Cable News Talking Head to do when he has spent all afternoon on air next to a blow-up... More

A Fifty Percent Chance of News

"It Could Rain This Morning." "The Red Sox Could Win Tonight." "Bush Could Name Nominee As Early As Today." Helpful... More

Andrew Marshall on Security in Iraq, Relying on Iraqi Staff, and Turning a Baghdad Bureau Into a Bunker

Andrew Marshall Andrew Marshall served as Reuters' Iraq bureau chief, based in Baghdad, from August 2003 until June 2005.... More

Reporters, Bored, Manufacture Marital Discord

If you believe what you read in the news, Laura Bush on Tuesday made an urgent, public plea to her... More

CNN: “We Decide, You Do a Doubletake”

On any given day, you're bound to see something on cable news that boggles the mind. (And we're not talking... More

With Miller Behind Bars, the Knives Come Out

With Judy in jail -- a development that yesterday left even Wonkette "sort [of] out of glib right now" --... More

Summer Reading to Keep You Slim

Looking for a light summer read? An "important book," maybe, but also "a funny book, in a lot of parts"?... More

Media Speculate That Media Will … Speculate!

The headline on Elisabeth Bumiller's New York Times piece yesterday read as follows: "Bush's Decision: Speculation on Contenders Begins Despite... More

Who Were Those Masked Men?

Six-year-old Charlee Liebers was among the "war protesters" gathered yesterday afternoon near Fort Bragg, the site of President Bush's speech... More

NBC Flogs a Lame Horse

Surely CJR Daily was not alone this week in our perhaps child-like hope that Cruise v. Lauer was, as Dick... More

Vote on This, Wolf

On CNN's "Late Edition" yesterday, Wolf Blitzer presented viewers with the "Web Question of the Week," and invited them, as... More

Revised Forecast: Snow! Lots and Lots of Snow!

Remember what the New York Times told you on Monday about Treasury Secretary John Snow's certain doom, as "signaled" by... More

Why Draft a Press Release When AP Will Do?

Please excuse us for thinking we were reading an NBC corporate press release rather than a news story when we... More

… Who Shall Remain Anonymous Because He Doesn’t Want You to Know Who He Is

Cabinetstakes, as CJR Daily noted recently, is the new default choice of Washington reporters who no longer have a veepstakes... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

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

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

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


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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