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Quick: What Rhymes with CJR?

The Guardian reports (via Gawker): The Economist's bid to appeal to more youthful readers seems to be paying off after... More

The CW on Bloggers and She-Candidates

Back in March, Mark Leibovich drew up for the New York Times a "Scorecard On Conventional Wisdom" this election season.... More

Wright Out-NewsMakes Everyone and Everything!

Can't get snatches of Rev. Wright's sermons and speeches out of your head? The Project for Excellence in Journalism explains... More

Why No HageeGate? Russert Explains

On Imus in the Morning yesterday, Tim Russert supplied an answer to that question -- bubbling online and, yesterday, on... More

NYT’s Front-Page Insight

The New York Times' veteran political reporter, Adam Nagourney, summons his expertise to tip readers to "three possible outcomes to... More

Got Friedman Fatigue?

If you, too, are experiencing Dowd dread, expand your op-ed horizons by checking out the Council on Foreign Relations new... More

Let Them Eat (Cheesecake Factory) Cake

If all I thought I did in my career was to help rich people decide where to eat, I'd be... More

Media “Easier” on One Candidate?

From the latest New York Times/CBS News poll (not to distract you from all of its WrightGate-related findings and the... More

I’d Rather Be…

It's been an incredibly long campaign...even for those of us in journalism...it's like one of those long bus rides home... More

Sobering “Sketch” From Milbank

Don't miss Dana Milbank's "Washington Sketch" today which begins: Lt. Col. Billy Hall, one of the most senior officers to... More

Reuters On The Rocks

If not by scoring some Hollywood armcandy for the White House Correspondents dinner on Saturday, how else might a news... More

Follow-Up to NYT’s “Miitary Analysts” Piece?

Josh Marshall wonders if any networks (cable or broadcast) have followed up on David Barsow's "blockbuster article detailing how the... More

Euthanize CBS News?

Another day, another "let's put evening network newscasts out of their misery" piece that begins with a crack about their... More

Impatient? Who, Us?

Among the Wake Us When It's Over, Are We Theeere Yet? headlines* today: "Clinton v. Obama: When Will The Race... More

NYT’s Arresting Lede

Yes, my eyes first went to all that colorful confetti falling (whee!) in the large photo of the Hillary and... More

Mutiny on the Staight Talk Express?

Kevin Drum foresees a future Mutiny on The Straight Talk Express: [G]o ahead, call me an optimist — I suspect... More

Mitchell, Miscast

Personally, I don't like my Morning Joe with Mitchell --Andrea Mitchell, who is subbing today for Joe Scarborough's usual Joe... More

Two Media Big-Wigs Put Their (Blue Collared) Heads Together?

Last night on MSNBC, Tim Russert said (with one of his Man, I'm plugged-in -- or maybe I LOVE this... More

Enter, the Exit Poll

What's the proper analogy? Asking a Clinton voter, as he's exiting the polling place on primary day, whether he would... More

A Pundit’s Hunch. Better Than a Poll!

Polls (polling data in the hands of cable pundits in particular) have earned a particularly bad name this election season.... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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