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You Think I’d Lay Down And Die?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97750125">Per NPR: Even a paper the size of The New York Times isn't immune. Bill Keller, the Times' executive... More

Consider Yourself Warned

The New York Times's Katharine Q. Seeyle previews Inauguration Day (including a hint of what she'll be up to): Much... More

Tribune Files For Bankruptcy

"It is only the latest -- and biggest-- sign of duress for the newspaper industry yet," says the New York... More

Who’s (Re)Counting? You!

While you're waiting: The (Minneapolis) StarTribune.com lets you view contested ballots from the Norm Coleman v. Al Franken Senate race... More

“Producing Something Resembling News”

Howard Kurtz attempts to distill What Meet The Press Is For: At the heart of these programs is the questioning... More

Your Browser Knows

"This recession got deeper faster because we knew more bad stuff quickly," according to David Carr in his New York... More

There Will Be Kennedy

With Caroline Kennedy ahead in the media speculation that is ClintonSenateSeatStakes, here is how MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Morning Joe... More

“I’m Not Tim”

MeetThePressstakes is formally (finally) no more. "These are treasured platforms," said (new moderator) David Gregory to (outgoing temp) Tom Brokaw,... More

WSJ Wrap Rapped

Per Ad Age: The [Wall Street] Journal is running an advertiser's cover wrap on Thursday for the first time in... More

By a Thousand

Cuts. (Time) Cuts. (NBC News) Cuts. (CNN, as Curtis reported) Cuts. (Gannett, Chicago Tribune, Bakersfield Californian, Santa Barbara News-Press) More

Gratuitous! (Works For CBS News)

Well, you can't land Barack Obama every week (Steve Kroft's Nov. 17 interview with Obama brought 60 Minutes its best... More

Watching “World Watch”

On Tuesday, CBSnews.com launched World Watch, "a blog in which the men and women of CBS News, our eyes and... More

Huffington’s How-To

Arianna Huffington appeared on The Daily Show last night to plug HuffPo's new book (The Huffington Post Complete Guide To... More

Will The Revolution Be Linked?

Snaps (Tweets?) for everyone stopping by our (ongoing) News Meeting to weigh in on this week's question of, "How should... More

Dowd’s Fey Profile

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd profiles Tina Fey for Vanity Fair, an assignment that included a reporting trip to... More

“The War After The War Is A Fight About Who We Are As Americans”

But for the washingtonpost.com's hard-to-miss "most viewed articles" box, I would have missed this pseudonymous http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/28/AR2008112802242.html?nav=hcmodule">column from November 28, "An... More

Kurtz’s “Skeptics” Clearly Don’t Read/Watch Politico

From Howard Kurtz's Washington Post column today comes this anonymously-sourced criticism of NBC News's David Gregory, (thisclose to) moderator of... More

Chris Matthews: Choose Or Lose?

What's it gonna be? Your money or your life, Chris Matthews? The question raised by the slowly mounting calls (suggestions?)... More

Managing McCaffreyGate

"Is there any limit to the shamelessness of NBC News?" Charles Kaiser asked here on Monday, in expressing, er, dissatisfaction... More

Gregory’s Gravitas Hands

If you're going to engage in MeetThePressStakes, please make it funny. 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


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”

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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