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Seeking Catfight, Reporters Find Clich�s

The New York Daily News kicked off the inevitable Hillary Clinton vs. Jeanine Pirro "catfight!" coverage yesterday, reporting under the... More

CNN’s Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner on Educating Non-Bloggers, Responding to Critics - and Unmasking Tatton’s Biggest Fan

Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner have co-hosted the "Inside the Blogs" segment on CNN's... More

Picking on a Hapless Press

Just when we start to feel a little lonesome, we're reminded how many fellow journo-scolds live beside us in the... More

Current Criticism, Intelligent Design, and Having it All

"The challenge for Current [TV]," we suggested yesterday, "will be to walk the delicate line between cool and worthwhile." According... More

Time’s “Minor Wrinkle” Is the New York Post’s Mountain Range

Those who turn first to the New York Post for their PlameGate news can be excused for feeling confused (or... More

Jude Law, Judge Roberts and a Fashion Statement

It's News of the Week word association time. We say "Law" and you think first -- admit it -- of... More

It’s Clement! No, It’s Roberts! No, It’s a Mariachi Band!

What's a Cable News Talking Head to do when he has spent all afternoon on air next to a blow-up... More

A Fifty Percent Chance of News

"It Could Rain This Morning." "The Red Sox Could Win Tonight." "Bush Could Name Nominee As Early As Today." Helpful... More

Andrew Marshall on Security in Iraq, Relying on Iraqi Staff, and Turning a Baghdad Bureau Into a Bunker

Andrew Marshall Andrew Marshall served as Reuters' Iraq bureau chief, based in Baghdad, from August 2003 until June 2005.... More

Reporters, Bored, Manufacture Marital Discord

If you believe what you read in the news, Laura Bush on Tuesday made an urgent, public plea to her... More

CNN: “We Decide, You Do a Doubletake”

On any given day, you're bound to see something on cable news that boggles the mind. (And we're not talking... More

With Miller Behind Bars, the Knives Come Out

With Judy in jail -- a development that yesterday left even Wonkette "sort [of] out of glib right now" --... More

Summer Reading to Keep You Slim

Looking for a light summer read? An "important book," maybe, but also "a funny book, in a lot of parts"?... More

Media Speculate That Media Will … Speculate!

The headline on Elisabeth Bumiller's New York Times piece yesterday read as follows: "Bush's Decision: Speculation on Contenders Begins Despite... More

Who Were Those Masked Men?

Six-year-old Charlee Liebers was among the "war protesters" gathered yesterday afternoon near Fort Bragg, the site of President Bush's speech... More

NBC Flogs a Lame Horse

Surely CJR Daily was not alone this week in our perhaps child-like hope that Cruise v. Lauer was, as Dick... More

Vote on This, Wolf

On CNN's "Late Edition" yesterday, Wolf Blitzer presented viewers with the "Web Question of the Week," and invited them, as... More

Revised Forecast: Snow! Lots and Lots of Snow!

Remember what the New York Times told you on Monday about Treasury Secretary John Snow's certain doom, as "signaled" by... More

Why Draft a Press Release When AP Will Do?

Please excuse us for thinking we were reading an NBC corporate press release rather than a news story when we... More

… Who Shall Remain Anonymous Because He Doesn’t Want You to Know Who He Is

Cabinetstakes, as CJR Daily noted recently, is the new default choice of Washington reporters who no longer have a veepstakes... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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