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Obama’s “Early Warning Sign”

Add this, from Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum, to the list of Important Observations Made at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner:... More

David Shuster Finds His Katrina?

Some cable personalities have their issues. And by that I mean a topic that gets them riled, works them into... More

Brown and the “Brave Blue Cardigan”

Like http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/modo_on_the_shiny_slot_machine.php">MoDo before her, Tina Brown does not approve of Elizabeth Edwards's visit with Oprah last week ("the ghastly car... More

Extreme Makeover: NewsHour Edition

A team in need of a "livelier look?" Well, Bus driver: Move! That! Bus! because PBS's The NewsHour With Jim... More

Kidding?

Heard in the halls of CJR: "This has to be self-parody, right?" This Washington Post piece (ok, "essay," by Sally... More

Where Was MSNBC’s Countdown Clock?

I thought I could count on MSNBC's on-screen count-down clock. Nine hours, thirty-six minutes and eleven seconds until The Unveiling... More

NYT “Has Rejected Raising Endowment…”

...still looking at underwriting content," according to one of many live-tweets from Jennifer 8. Lee from a New York Times... More

NYT Talks Like Montgomery Burns

The New York Times "is a citadel of retrotalk," according to the author of I Love It When You Talk... More

Before (And After) The Main Event

As Megan noted Friday, you can get plenty of Prom News here (headlines like: "Ludacris Looking Forward to His 2nd... More

Dan Baum Twitters About His Ex, The New Yorker

Dan Baum, a staff writer for The New Yorker until he was fired in 2007, is now on a book... More

Dowd’s Other Idea For Saving Newspapers

Maureen Dowd's Solutions For Newspapers range from "why can't Google... just write us a big check for our stories" (... More

Roxana Saberi to be Released

Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist charged with spying for Washington and sentenced in Iran to an eight-year jail term, will... More

Bingo! Zuckerman’s Solution For Newspapers

Granted, New York Magazine got this quote from Mort Zuckerman at Time magazine's Time 100 gala but here we have... More

Milbank: “They Came as if To Their Own Funeral”

...writes the Washington Post's Dana Milbank of fellow reporters who came to observe yesterday's Senate hearing on "The Future of... More

Live Blogging “Future of Journalism” Hearing

CJR staffers will be live blogging The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's "Future of Journalism" hearing in the... More

Testify

This afternoon, The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcomittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet holds its hearing... More

Hey, New Yorker: “Stop Chasing Skirts and Ambulances”…

...and other loving criticisms (and extolments) of favorite print publications from readers of The Morning News. More

MoDo on the “Shiny Slot Machine of Their Mutual Ambition”

Maureen Dowd seems to have a "thing" about ambition-- in others. Today she writes caustically of the "shiny slot machine... More

“Can [WaPo Ombud] Man Up And Step Into [Deborah Howell’s] Shoes?”

...asks a Post reader (and apparent Deborah Howell Fan) of Andy Alexander, Howell's successor as the Post's ombudsman, during an... More

Where’s The Beef?

President Obama offered to buy burgers today for the journalists covering his spontaneous lunch trip with Vice President Biden to... 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 White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

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.”

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