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D.C.’s “Most Popular Friend:” Mark Halperin Mike Allen

You can now read, at nytimes.com, Mark Leibovich's how's-he-do-it? profile of Politico's Mike Allen and Allen's Very Important Morning Email... More

It’s Not About You, NYT

The kicker to the New York Times's obit yesterday for the renowned "narcissism expert," James F. Masterson: Dr. Masterson became... More

A King in the White House?

"Is Larry King's CNN Reign Nearing Its End?" wonders Tom Shales in today's Washington Post, noting that Larry King Live's... More

Great National Reporters Thinking Alike

Via Twitter, CNN political producer Peter Hamby shares these nuggets about a conference call this morning with reporters, Marco Rubio... More

Chthonic, Guttate, and Tennis, To Name a Few

What are "Words That David Foster Wallace Circled in His American Heritage Dictionary," Alex? Slate publishes a complete list of... More

What Networks Didn’t Mention About WV Mining Disaster

Andrew Tyndall noticed something about the nightly newscasts' (ABC, CBS, NBC) coverage of the recent disaster at Upper Big Branch... More

All About Bob: A Beat Sweetener

You may know Robert F. ("Bob") Bauer as Gregory Craig’s successor as White House counsel. But, really, who is Bob... More

Bumper Music Gunfire

From the AP: As many as a dozen Mogadishu-based radio stations stopped playing music on Tuesday after the insurgent group... More

Cover Your Access

The Washington Post today has a front-page piece about White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, speculating that Gibbs might --... More

On Fox News, Introspection…

...by chyron? More

“Experiment and Fail Quickly”…

... is "our mantra this year," says one newspaper news executive, according to a new PEJ survey of newspaper and... More

“Dumbest Tiger Woods Stories” Number 11!

Yes, Salon's "10 Dumbest Tiger Woods Stories" list could no doubt be four times as long, but I'll limit myself... More

“Surreptitious Reporting”

The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof reports from Zimbabwe (where's the "know-it-all's bias"?): In a week of surreptitious reporting here... More

Know-It-All’s Bias

Over at The Atlantic, Lane Wallace ("author, pilot, and entrepreneur" ) describes how she came to realize that sometimes reporters... More

“Which Is Presented as an Essay By [Levi] Johnston…”

The Anchorage Daily News reports today on Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair piece, and goes out on a limb to suggest... More

Farewell, Kind Uncle Charlie

Charles Gibson, in a word? LA Times: ... the abrupt end of the Bob Woodruff-Elizabeth Vargas pairing that led the... More

“If Michael Jackson Hadn’t Died…”

In an online Q&A, Vanity Fair special correspondent Maureen Orth explains what might have been this summer for "The Craigslist... More

Advice for Diane Sawyer

Advice for Diane Sawyer for her inaugural outing, reportedly to take place in January, as the new anchor of ABC's... More

Ling and Lee on Their Detention in N. Korea

Current TV reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee write, for the first time, about their reporting, capture, and detention in... More

“Free-For-All Internet Media Culture” is a Euphemism For…

..., apparently, the Washington press corps. The New York Times's Peter Baker today writes about the rumored "nuptials that never... 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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