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No Hair!

From Politico today (in an "according to executives" report that David Gregory will be named moderator of Meet the Press):... More

“Plenty of Viewers”= Me, Some Say

When Alessandra Stanley writes of Hillary Clinton's acceptance yesterday of the nomination for Secretary of State, "[F]or plenty of viewers,... More

Phoning In Mumbai Coverage?

I've written before about MSNBC being "The Place For," among other things, "Disturbing Video." If there's "video," and it's "disturbing,"... More

On Reporting In Iraq

NPR's Ivan Watson recounts his (and three colleagues') narrow escape from a "sticky bomb" placed under their car on Sunday... More

Learn About Lashkar

Lashkar-e-Taiba? That name that keeps popping up in the reporting on the Mumbai attacks? At newyorker.com, Steve Coll blogs about... More

Tale of Two Porches

Yes, the words were written "by Alex Kuczynski" (it says so in black just beside the title of the New... More

Ah Yes, The “Split Up The White Guys” Strategy

Some post-unveiling-of-national-security-team-press-conference commentary on MSNBC: CHRIS MATTHEWS: Clearly [the team] has the picture we're looking for. The many faces of... More

“Team” Coverage

Who made The Team? You know, The "Team of Rivals?" We'll finally find out, at a press conference in a... More

TV News Vets

"In Hard Times for TV Anchors, Trusted Older Faces Fade Out," reports the New York Times' Brian Stelter today, pointing... More

Tragic

From Celia W. Dugger on A1 of today's New York Times: A new study by Harvard researchers estimates that the... More

MeetThePressStakes

Ted Koppel leaves Discovery a few months before his contract expires (Koppel: "Producing our kind of news-related programs is an... More

Turkey of A Headline

It's only Tuesday, but here's a contender in the Are You Kidding Me With This Thanksgiving-Themed News Report? Contest (which... More

Obama Makes It Up To Reporters

Another day. Another presidential(-elect) economic news conference in Chicago. Four more questions fielded. Follow-ups? No. Make-ups? Yes. Today, President-Elect Obama... More

Wait, Must John Roberts Tie?

Yesterday, Megan highlighted CNN's reporting on the question of whether its own John Roberts should ever again appear on-air sans... More

The Pundits On The Bus (Go, “Blah Blah Blah”)

For AJR, Paul Farhi explores the present and future of campaign trail reporting: Michael Shear, who will cover the Obama... More

“Nemeses Neutralized?” Not So Fast…

How does the press love the "Clintons=Drama For No-Drama Obama" storyline? Others have tried to count the ways. This morning,... More

Hannity & ?

Breaking news: "Fox's Hannity Losing Liberal Half." That is to say: "Hannity and Colmes: Now With Even Less Colmes". (Alan... More

Are You A “Good Reporter?”

Washington Post ombud Deborah Howell asks and answers the question, "What makes a good reporter? " Endless curiosity and a... More

M(addow)S(oft) N(ational) B(roadcasting) C(ompany)

Not making a list of "Top 25 Censored Stories" of this (or perhaps even next) year: This Rachel Maddow? On... More

Mrs. Todd The Hot Tub Saleswoman

Joe The Plumber? Meet Chuck Todd's Mom The Hot Tub Saleswoman. And she lives in a swing state, too. On... 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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