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“Act Like Those Underdog Newspapers of Years Ago…”

...says Martin Kaiser, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and newly-named president of the American Society of News Editors, in... More

Meacham’s Quarterly Weekly?

Don't these things usually go inside? Behold, the wrap-around, faux-front cover* of the current Newsweek (the new Newsweek, for "thinking... More

Today In White House Press Corps “News”

Who's bringing whom, so far, to the White House Correspondents Dinner? According to FishbowlDC's count: the Emanuel brothers are divided... More

“Five Good Years Left, If That” For Talk Radio?

Talkers magazine's Michael Harrison talks about the present and future of AM/FM radio with the Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby. More

Big Hairy Turnoff

The extent of what I learned from today's Washington Post article, "Getting Their (Wireless) Lines Crossed," the latest in the... More

SupremeStakes Begins

With word that Supreme Court Justice David Souter will soon retire, so begins SupremeStakes 2009 (frenzied press speculation of the... More

8 Minutes In Heaven (Or: Left Behind)

From a Saturday night Associated Press report (emphasis mine): The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night.... More

More Grades

Results from last week's "unscientific" TVNewser poll asking readers to grade the White House press corps for its First 100... More

“Print Media Savior” Coming Soon?

Here it comes to save the day? Large-screen Kindle is on its way. Maybe this week, even, reports the New... More

About Newspaper Readers

According to a study by a "psychographic-research company" called Mindset Media, "personality is often a more effective prediction tool for... More

“Journalistic Ambien…”

... is Jack Shafer's assessment of Cokie Roberts's regular Monday NPR Morning Edition"analysis" segments. "Roberts doesn't just voice the conventional... More

CPJ’s 10 Worst Countries To Be a Blogger

1. BURMA 2. IRAN 3. SYRIA 4. CUBA 5. SAUDI ARABIA 6. VIETNAM 7. TUNISIA 8. CHINA 9. TURKMENISTAN 10.... More

Enchant√© (And Not) and “John Wayne” Men v.”NPR Men”

Swine flu. The economy. Pakistan. Iraq. Torture. Of all the pressing topics about which the president was asked during last... More

Slate “Stumble[s] Across A Primary Source”

"100 Days of Obama's Facebook news feed" (most recently: "Arlen Specter joined the group Democrats"). More

Speaking Truth To Power…

...or biting the hand that feeds? CNN Contributor Roland Martin about an hour ago on-air declared "this whole 100 Days... More

CNN Has A “Swagger Expert”

Then again, would you expect anything less of The Best Political Team on Television (in this, The Week Of Obama's... More

Office Quiz: Which Media Outlet Is This?

"[A]n environment that is sometimes prone to more extreme emotional manifestations" is an insider's description of the workplace at which... More

Gupta Goes Blair Witch Project

My colleague Curtis sent me the link to this Sanjay Gupta CNN video from last night, noting its distinctly Blair... More

NYT Reader Requests Newsroom Blog

During a "Talk to the Newsroom" chat at nytimes.com with Sewell Chan, bureau chief for the City Room blog, a... More

NYDN: Photoshop Your Own Air Force One Photo-Op

The New York Daily News invites you to "create your own NYC Air Force One flyover photo," showing off examples... 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.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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