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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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