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Kurtz on Todd (Again)

It's been almost exactly two years since Howard Kurtz's last profile of (MS)NBC's Chuck Todd. Back in May 2008, Kurtz... More

“Curtains for Specter”

A selection of front pages this morning from Pennsylvania newspapers: More

In PA: Voter Turnout Low, Reporter Turnout High

From The Delaware County [PA] Daily Times: There seemed to be more reporters out and about in Delaware County [PA]... More

“Journalists as Targets” in Russia

From Clifford J. Levy's grim report, "Russian Journalists, Fighting Graft, Pay in Blood," on the front page of today's New... More

Crystal Balling Kagan

Question to the panel from Norah O'Donnell, standing in for Chris Matthews on yesterday's Chris Matthews Show: Bottom line, would... More

Top 5 UNENTHUSIASTIC HuffPo Reviews of 2005 (NO PHOTOS)

What is a birthday without being reminded of what you were like when you were first born, according to some... More

Disappearing Chyron

With the news this morning of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, cable news got to work familiarizing viewers... More

Beefing Up Coverage, MSNBC-Style

So many government agencies; so little press coverage. Who's watching the Department of Agriculture? The Administration on Aging? The Bureau... More

Pennsylvania Senate (and Governor’s) Race: Three Things You Oughta Know

Family campaigns, a “way of sharing,” and Sodom on the Schuylkill

With the 2010 midterm elections looming on the horizon—and some primaries rapidly approaching—Campaign Desk will soon be devoting more attention... More

CBS And CNN?

NY Mag's Gabriel Sherman reports that CNN and CBS News are "in advanced negotiations about signing a news-gathering partnership." Writes... More

“A Slow Moving Car Wreck of a Story…”

... is how NBC Nightly News's Brian Williams describes the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, writes the AP's... More

A WHCD Explainer: Couric’s Twitpics

Wondering what this White House Correspondents' Dinner thing is all about? Don't have time to track down hard-to-come-by descriptions and... More

NYT Finds Your “Moment[s] in Time” Dull, Domestic

On Friday, the New York Times's photojournalism blog, Lens, announced an ambitious-sounding project called "Moment in Time," described as follows:... More

Crist “Confidantes,” “Associates,” “Backers”

As Clint noted, the political world awaits Florida Governor Charlie Crist's press conference later today in St. Petersburg -- or,... More

Hey, Jake Tapper: Read This!

Some folks at ABC News might want to read (and even add to) this piece we ran last week by... More

Obama Press Office? Johnston Saw Trouble in ‘09

Today, Politico has a long, much-Twittered-about piece detailing "why reporters are down on Obama," (for starters, named and unnamed reporters... More

What’s the Deal?

Naughty word in the news today. Reports cbsnews.com: Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) channeled his frustrations with Goldman Sachs witnesses at... More

MSNBC: “Not The President…”

Narrating a cable news live shot waiting for something to happen -- any minute now!-- isn't easy. One must remain... More

LAT’s Dwyre: “A Housewife Got The Real [Pat Tillman] Story”

After watching the soon-to-be-released documentary, The [Pat] Tillman Story, LA Times sports columnist Bill Dwyre felt "mortified" and "ashamed" of... More

Economic Indicator: Tonal Shift in Spam Email!

Need more reassurance than Tim Geithner declaring the economy is "getting stronger, faster," as he did just this morning on... 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


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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