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“Just People Trying To Do The Best They Possibly Can”

Is how President Bush described the White House press corps to the White House press corps this morning at his... More

“Bending Elbows” With Bono

Bono, as Megan anticipated Friday, made his first appearance in yesterday's New York Times as a guest columnist. Rather than... More

A “Photo Essay,” From FoxNews.com

And this is real, I think (although didn't Fox's site get hacked recently?) "10 Hottest Grannies" ("just because their babies... More

The Munsters of MSNBC

While interviewing MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart likened the characters of MSNBC to the characters... More

Supposed Senate Run? Just Hardball

Chris Matthews told his Hardball colleagues at MSNBC last night that he will not run for Senate next year. "There... More

Gupta Plays One On TV. (Also: He Is One).

Word that Obama wants to tap CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General has been met with some goofing from,... More

“Roland Burris (D-Blagojevich)”

Dana Milbank on Roland Burris's trip to the Senate. More

Where In The World Is Joe The Plumber?

On his way, apparently, to Israel "to report for the conservative Web site pjtv.com." Take it away, Jennifer Taylor of... More

Babo’s Bird and Baked Fries

How should news organizations cover the Obama girls? Join that discussion in our ongoing news meeting. Meanwile, a taste of... More

Journalist, Fig Leaf

From today's New York Times: [F]or an 11th day of Israel’s war in Gaza, the several hundred journalists here to... More

Paging…Surgeon General Gupta?

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta thisclose to accepting the job of Surgeon General, according to Howard Kurtz. Inspiring this reader comment:... More

“Most Used” Network Reporter of 2008

If 2008 felt like The Year You Couldn't Escape Andrea Mitchell, that's in part because she was the year's "most... More

MSNBC Cringes For Making Itself Cringe

Yesterday, I posted about Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski's negative insta-reaction on Morning Joe to their colleague's report about the... More

Perception (Pet-ception?) Analyzers

My colleague Katia was no fan of CNN's debate night "perception analyzers." Perhaps she'd prefer the adaptation of the doodad... More

Tweet What?

Twitter accounts at CNN and Fox News were apparently hacked earlier today resulting in a couple of especially candid faux-Tweets... More

(Not) Getting Into Gaza

Dion Nissenbaum, Jerusalem bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, reports that "the Israeli military has once again barred the first small... More

MSNBC Makes Itself Cringe

Early this morning MSNBC's Tom Costello filed a report from outside the Sidwell Friends School, awaiting the Obamas. It was,... More

First Day Of School Reports

From the AP's report on Sasha Obama's first day at Sidwell Friends school: Sasha carried a Trans by JanSport pink,... More

Photojournalists On Working Iraq

From the Baghdad Bureau blog at the New York Times, part 1 of a http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/01/world/middleeast/20090101_iraq_photogjnl/index.html ">conversation between Stephen Farrell (a... More

Sign of the Times: A1 Ads

From today's New York Times: In its latest concession to the worst revenue slide since the Depression, The New York... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

Bloggingheads

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

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