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ABC’s Debate “Restrictions” Will Change…What?

ABC, the sponsor of tonight's Democratic presidential debate, is circulating usage guidelines stating that ( per the New York Times)... More

Breaking: “Drudge Rules The World!”

What, no siren? No banner headline on Drudge linking to the New York Observer story today about "fake news" in... More

In Sync

Yesterday I wrote about how McCain seemed to go way out of his way in a speech Monday to flatter... More

Secret’s Out!

Obligatory quote from Stephen Colbert's interview with Michelle Obama last night. Wherein Colbert let the (campaign press) cat out of... More

Whadda Ya Mean, Elite?

The final sentence in today's New York Times "Political Memo" telling the "back story" of BitterGate, that campaign controversy that... More

When Online Stories “Evolve”

When and how should news organizations alert readers that changes have been made to a story after it has been... More

Blasts in Baqubah, Ramadi

Dozens of Iraqis were killed in multiple bombings across Iraq earlier today, including a car bomb that claimed at least... More

Scolds and Salutes For TV Suits

"Show me Night Rider drunk on the floor and I won't care about a lack of health care for my... More

Flattery Will Get You…

Reading the transcript of Sen. McCain's speech at the AP annual meeting yesterday, I was struck by how much time... More

Better Bitter Bit

TV news folks have had five days now -- the duration thus far of BitterGate-- to hone their headlines in... More

No Coverage, Not “So Startling?”

"[President Bush] was aware that his top aides met in the White House basement to micromanage the application of waterboarding... More

Us Versus Us

Writers vs. editors! (Michael Kinsley describes that "Battle For the Ages). Print reporters vs. TV reporters! (Charles Gasparino on how... More

Not to Nitpick, But…

A List, for people who like that sort of thing: TV Week's annual ranking of the "10 Most Powerful People... More

MSNBC’s BitterGate Update

Keeping cable viewers current on the latest exchange in the Campaign Gaffe of the Week is hard work. From the... More

Should The Press Report…

Via Michael Calderone, in the wake of recent Spitzer (and Paterson) news, Crain's New York Business polled New York voters... More

“W(h)ither the Cable Blowhard?”

The most memorable moment in Mark Leibovich's New York Times magazine cover piece on Chris Matthews -- in which we... More

You Read Us! You Really Read Us!

Know how Us Weekly sometimes runs pictures of famous people - and they’re candid photos, of course - studying the... More

If You Don’t Cut That Hair…

Wondering what it takes to break into CNN? It may be a hair thing. U.S. News reports that former CNN... More

WaPo, NYT Liveblogging “Petraeuspalooza”

Both The Washington Post (military beat reporter and author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, Tom Ricks) and... More

Voting Clinton? But Mooooom!

Mom. C'mon, Mom. Please? Vote for Obama. Okay? Mom? You're voting for Obama, right? Why do you hate hope? Mooooom!... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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