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Will “Birthers” Make Prime Time Tonight?

What with the (cable, blog, Beltway) chatter about this "Birthers" business crowning seemingly reaching some kind of a head lately,... More

“Regional and Foreign News Media” “Softer” Than WH Press Corps?

Politico offers readers what it calls a "peek inside the [Obama administration's PR] playbook," revealing that this particular White House... More

Didn’t Trust Cronkite?

Slate's Jack Shafer is collecting "reasons for Cronkitian distrust" to add to his own -- "He sailed. He was avuncular.... More

Headline of the Day?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/20/AR2009072002984.html">From the Washington Post: In Tokyo, a High-Pitched Whine Repels Teens, Attracts TV Crews (Is it really news that... More

Does This Question Make My Butt Look Big Interview Look Small?

Katie Couric (or tweet assistant) via Twitter yesterday: I've been granted an exclusive interview with Pres. Obama tomorrow. Working on... More

It’s On at Slate

Michael Kinsley announces a "highly unscientific experiment " at Slate to determine "who's better informed, newspaper readers or Web surfers?"... More

“Don’t Jump Off-the-Record”

Washington Post ombud Andrew Alexander reports that BNA (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.), "which produces an array of print and... More

Let’s Give ‘Em Something to (Continue to) “Talk About”

On Mediaite's front page right now: Will The Right Make This Obama’s “Wise Latina” Moment? One line of the President’s... More

Wired’s Media Pyramid (“News” Still Broccoli)

This must explain something about us (obesity? stupidity?) Wired illustrates a balanced "media diet:" "entertainment" is the "whole grains" or... More

Awkward Spitzer Moment on MSNBC

MSNBC's Carlos Watson was joined this morning by guest-co-host (and former New York Governor) Eliot Spitzer. Guest co-hosting a news... More

Meet The Press (And Hair)

One day, Politico has you "enjoying a gravitas boost" from your "prematurely salt-and-pepper mane," and then they turn around and... More

CBS News Retires To Keep Using Cronkite’s Voice-Over

Viewers of the CBS Evening News heard Walter Cronkite's voice-over for final time Friday night. The network opted to retire... More

Sanford’s Sorry State Column

Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina apologizes and seeks forgiveness via guest column in Sunday's The State. In part: It’s... More

Do Reader Comments on Web Articles “Devalue” Journalism?

Douglas Bailey, president and founder of DBMediaStrategies Inc., thinks so. (What is DBMedia Strategies? The company's web site says that... More

GlobalPost Reporter On His Weeks in Iran’s Evin Prison

GlobalPost correspondent Iason Athanasiadis, while reporting on the demonstrations in Tehran, was arrested and held in Evin jail for three... More

CNN’s Rick Sanchez “Take[s] the Conversation Outside the Beltway…”

... to the South Florida kitchen of his mom's house to, "with some trepidation," ask his mom, Adela Fernanndez, "the... More

“For She’s a Jolly Good Journalist”

The Washington Post's Jacqueline L. Salmon today profiles Randall Terry, onetime head of Operation Rescue, who "is trying to build... More

Obama to Costas: “Is This Hannity?”

Before President Obama threw out the first pitch at the MLB All-Star Game last night, MLB Network's Bob Costas got... More

More From The State: Tapper, Jenkins Woo Sanford

How's the sausage made? More details today from The State: "Media jostled for access to Sanford:" The media e-mails also... More

The State: Media Outlets Offered to Spin Sanford Story

The (South Carolina) State, via open records laws, late yesterday received "nearly 600 pages of documents — e-mails and phone... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

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