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Fox News’ Slow Mo’?

From Jacques Steinberg in Saturday's http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/28/arts/television/28rati.html?ref=business">New York Times, when it comes to prime-time viewership Fox News' "momentum has effectively stalled,... More

Those “False Obama Rumors” Have Legs

And they’re “meander[ing] freely across the flatlands of northwest Ohio—through bars and baseball fields, retirement homes and restaurants," and onto... More

White House: NYT’s A-1 Al Qaeda Story Old News

The New York Times deemed newsy enough to merit lead story placement its piece, based on "more than four dozen... More

Taking Back the Swift Boat

Remember when a Swift boat was just a Swift boat -- or, if you prefer, a Patrol Craft Fast --... More

Even The Distracted…

...can be forced still, to think for a moment. At least once a month the New York Times stops me... More

Is All Settled with NBC’s To Catch A Predator Series?

Per the New York Times, "NBC has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who killed himself... More

Found: An “Old Media Triumph”

McClatchy's John Walcott would like us all to see its "Guant√°namo: Beyond the Law" series, in part, as evidence of... More

Butt, MSNBC!

Last week, Megan ">wrote about what she called MSNBC's "thong day's journey into night," wherein a report about a woman... More

AP: OC Register To Outsource Copy Editing

"Outsourced Edit?" is the headline of a short piece by Ben Frumin in the current issue of CJR about Express... More

NYT Goes National Geographic

That (New York Times goes National Geographic) was the reaction of one of my co-workers to the Times completely fascinating... More

Men Covering Men (Covered By Men)

Elizabeth Holmes, of the Wall Street Journal's "Washington Wire," notices she's the only woman in the McCain traveling press corps... More

Let’s Simplify And Go With “Talking Head”

If you always suspected that those cable talking head classifications (political contributor? strategist? analyst?) were arbitrary and about as meaningful... More

Pop-Up Video, Meet the Press

When asked on Sunday's Meet The Press if he's "interested in being vice president," after some back-and-forth with Brian Williams,... More

Two More Media Players On Russert’s Replacement

For people who find this sort of thing urgent. Arianna Huffington has broken her silence. And waded carefully into the... More

That Obama Guy? He’s Totally Talking About You

Anything that Karl Rove says in an election year is news. And so, on blogs and on cable everyone is... More

MSNBC Hits FW on RNC Attack Email

Sigh. We've reached the part of the campaign season (if we hadn't already, I've lost track) where the RNC issuing... More

Broder, Woodward, WaPo (Surprise!?)

A deep cynic might read Ken Silverstein's recent reporting on David Broder and Bob Woodward having collected speaking fees (and... More

Fox & Friends’ Advocacy Journalism

Yes, morning news shows offer ripe, low-hanging fruit for media critics. Yes, Fox News in particular revels in the Regular... More

NYT Public Editor Misses The Trouble With Dowd

"[B]y assailing Clinton in gender-heavy terms in column after column" -- 28 of 44 columns since Jan. 1 --"[Maureen Dowd]... More

Politico: Press’s “Dear Obama” Letter on Lack of Access

Per Politico, the late Tim Russert was one of several journalists who signed a June 6 letter to the Obama... 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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