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Why Is “NO-PRAH” News?

There are sins of commission and sins of omission. Oprah's Sin of Omission: not having Gov. Sarah Palin on her... More

Just a “Dash” of Media Bash

From "Media Bashing 101" (Intro to Media "Criticism" As Campaign Tool?) with the New York Times' Mark Leibovitch: [M]edia bashing... More

The Palin Get: ABC’s Gibson, Alaska-Bound!

ABC News's Charles Gibson's has landed the "first television interview" with Gov. Sarah Palin since Palin joined the Republican presidential... More

Un-Blurring the Line at MSNBC?

Per the New York Times, MSNBC's "bold experiment...putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor... More

In Wasilla: Working Hard? Hardly Working?

From the Anchorage Daily News: Tailgaters [Sports Bar & Grill in Wasilla, Alaska] was packed to capacity and then some... More

History! Herstory? Hairstory

You knew it was coming: From today's Boston Herald (h/t, Kevin D. Williamson): "Stylists to passé Sarah Palin: Let your... More

Cable Consensus: Starry Night

Republicans like to say the selection of Gov. Sarah Palin -- and, specifically, her rousing speech last night -- are... More

Heckuva Job, Brownie

Perhaps you watched that now-infamous Campbell Brown interview of (McCain aide) Tucker Bounds and concluded that CNN's Brown was doing... More

Talking Heads Tell Palin What To Do

Tell us, talking heads, what Gov. Sarah Palin "has to do" tonight in her speech at the Republican convention? (And... More

Giuliani On GMA: Palin, Verb, 9/11

Rudy Giuliani was on Good Morning America earlier. Today's noun? Palin. DIANE SAWYER: If [Palin] were the president on 9/11,... More

Palin’s Hometown Paper Reports From St. Paul

From the (Wasilla, Alaska) Frontiersman: “We’ve all done three, four, five, six interviews all over the world,” [Alaska delegate] [Dick]... More

You Meant Those Other “Sunday Talk Shows?”

From Fred Thompson's speech at the RNC last night: Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy... More

Sometimes When You “Flush The Toilet,” It Overflows

From one of those three A1 New York Times Palin pregnancy stories today: Mr. McCain’s campaign, which has shown itself... More

Next Up: What My Great Uncle Thinks About The Palin Pregnancy

"Everyone has an opinion on Bristol pregnancy," proclaims a headline in the San Francisco Chronicle. But only Newsweek brings us... More

“Stargazing,” Convention-Style

Per the Associated Press: RNC delegates "devoted time to political stargazing on a day devoid of any major political speeches...... More

A Row! (Wasilla Frontiersman v. Times of London)

The Times of London's description of Gov. Sarah Palin's hometown (Wasilla, Alaksa): It's a small, unkempt-looking place, defined by a... More

NYT Goes A-1 (x3!) on Palin Pregnancy

The New York Times found three ways to mention, above-the-fold on A1 today, that McCain's running-mate's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.... More

In Other News…

Glued to gavel-to-gavel convention coverage on cable news? Then you surely know that Hillary and Chelsea Clinton just did a... More

David Brooks, More Like (Michael) Moore?

Quiz: Which of the following is an excerpt from the David Brooks column in today's New York Times and which... More

The “Rift” Raft (Cable’s Convention Downtime Lifesaver)

From Fox News's Chris Wallace earlier today during a segment headlined, "Can Clinton Convince Her Supporters to Back Obama?" WALLACE:... 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.”

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