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Breaking: Luke Russert Has Not “Yet” Begun To Tweet

Twitter may be "taking off among Washington journalists," but there are -- believe it or not -- still some reporters... More

“Understand More…” Or Not

Maybe you've noticed the odd little circle diagrams below some news articles on The Washington Post's web site? (I hadn't,... More

Home Alone

Secretary of State Clinton is on her first overseas trip for the Obama administration. Over the weekend, CNN's John Roberts... More

In Defense of Clothing Coverage

At the Washington Post columnist Jeanne McManus argues for more, non-"ham-handed" coverage of what Michelle Obama wears: I understand the... More

Gates Reviewing Media Ban

“Short deadline” for decision

The New York Times reports: Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested today that he was open to allowing the media to... More

Michelle Obama Cover Coverage

Michelle Obama is on the cover of the March issue of Vogue which, of course, generates its own coverage (in... More

To Catch A War Criminal?

Brian Stelter reports in today's New York Times that an NBC News crew and a Rwandan prosecutor, as part of... More

CNN’s Toxic Assets Explainer (With Pink Piggy Prop!)

Have you ever, while watching cable news, felt embarrassed for (even, insulted by) an anchor and something he said or... More

Tapper: “Bad Ass” or “Pissy Little Spat?”

Is Jake Tapper, ABC News's White House correspondent (and my vote for "Best Question" last night), the "Briefing Room Bad... More

Fox News, Too, Crowdsources Stimulus Bill

Megan recently wrote about The Huffington Post "crowdsourcing" its analysis of the stimulus bill and how that effort has worked... More

What HuffPo Getting a Question Means

That The Huffington Post Getting A Question at last night's presidential press conference would raise lots of questions was never... More

Mike’s O’Reilly Ambush Lives On!

On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart revisited Mike's Memorable Morning At The Bus Stop, a.k.a. his "O'Reilly Ambush." Stewart,... More

President Obama’s First News Conference: Superlatives!

Fifty-eight minutes of excitement!

Best Question: Jake Tapper, ABC News TAPPER: “The American people have seen hundreds of billions of dollars spent already. And... More

Matthews: “Our Breed Looked Pretty Good Tonight”

One post-press conference observation from MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Well, I think our breed looked pretty good tonight. I think the... More

“The Gold Standard For Presidential Q-and-A’s”

With President Obama's prime time news conference hours away, veteran political reporter Walter Shapiro ponders at The New Republic "what... More

Froomkin On What Reporters Should Ask Tonight

Washingtonpost.com's Dan Froomkin compiled a list of questions he'd like to see asked of President Obama at tonight's prime time... More

White House Press Briefings “Like Little British Tea Parties”

Yesterday, "author and journalist" Liz Trotta had this exchange with Fox News Live's Eric Shawn (discussion topic: "How Has D.C.... More

Sullivan: Newspaper Web Sites Should Go Dark For a Week

Earlier, I linked to Steve Brill's "secret" memo to the New York Times urging them to start charging online readers.... More

Sully v. Sully v. Octuplets’ Mom

As far as network morning news show viewers know, there is but one story in the news today. According to... More

Brill To NYT: You Are Not Fungible

Someone emailed to Romenesko a "confidential memo" written by Steve Brill late last year urging the New York Times 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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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