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And Now, Our Story About the Story About the Story About the Scream

Building on Diane Sawyer's story last week on how the media had both overplayed Dean's now-infamous post-Iowa address and taken... More

Hey, Wasn�t There A Primary Campaign Going On?

With the conventional wisdom telling us that John Kerry's got the nomination all but wrapped up, most bloggers are feeling... More

Clark’s Campaign Makeover

ABC News's Deborah Apton, on the road with Gen. Wesley Clark, reports today on some of the Clark campaign's recent... More

Premature Coronation

Remember that tall guy with the four stars on his shoulder? Madonna's pick for the presidency? What was his name... More

An Information Deficit

In a nearly numbers-free New York Times "News Analysis" of the federal budget Elisabeth Bumiller describes the projected federal budget... 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


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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.”

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