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Firsts

CBS News reports that this morning "marked the first time [Palin] answered a question from the press on the fly,... More

Losing Face (Today’s Fourth Hour)

This is how they're filling that fourth hour of the Today Show? "Kathie Lee and Hoda Take Off Their Makeup:" More

Man on the Street in Sanaa

Gripping man-on-the-street reporting from Christian Science Monitor contributor Shane Bauer in Sanaa, Yemen. (Plus, some helpful context and background to... More

NYT: Again With Palin’s Hair

Having already tracked down the woman who styled The Real Sarah Palin's hair, the next step for the The New... More

So, Palin’s The Tickle-Me Elmo of Election ‘08?

CNN taps someone from Harvard Business School to wax wise on "the vulnerability of American citizens to anything that is... More

McCain’s Got a Squeeze Box

The AP's Glen Johnson sees McCain going in and out and in and out (because, maybe, where's the melody in... More

31 Women

The Washington Post has a haunting, detailed story today reporting, in part, that "there have been 31 female [suicide] bombers... More

Palin “Hired Friends” Story: No Coattails?

The New York Observer explores the question: "Does print journalism matter this election?" and talks to the New York Times's... More

Dowd’s Notebook Dump

Every now and then, Maureen Dowd's column reads unusually chaotic (unedited?).... disjointed, a string of zingers without a home (until... More

Another Hopeful Headline

"One hesitates to be too hopeful," Megan wrote earlier today, pointing to HuffPo's "HELLO ECONOMY, GOODBYE LIPSTICK" headline and other... More

How To Start NY Media Salivating

Hi, reporter for important New York news outlet? Let's say the wife of a founder of Google founded a genetic... More

Part 1 of Fox on “First Dude?” Meatless

Turns out, Part 2 of what Fox News's on-screen graphic promised would be "Greta Goes to Alaska to Discover the... More

“First Dude” Dodges Fox News’s “Are You Cold” Queries

Gibson's "Get" wasn't the only one to be gotten. Fox News's Greta Van Susteren got the "first interview" with Todd... More

Conduct Unbecoming

Richard Cohen in today's Washington Post: John McCain has "soiled" his "integrity." And, according to Cohen, "the precise moment of... More

‘PigGate Places Second?

Last week? Very "Palin-centric," according to PEJ's News Coverage Index, which shows Palin starring as "the focal point of the... More

If Hairstyles Could Talk

Boston-based hair stylists have had their say. The LA Times's fashion critic, too, http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/what_feeling_do_you_get_from_p.php">has spoken. Now, the New York Times'... More

Galveston (And Beyond)

There is much to report, from coastal Texas, on what Hurricane Ike wrought. And no shortage of journalists there to... More

Covering “Thanks, But No Thanks”

"Thanks, but no thanks." Gov. Sarah Palin is still saying it on the stump. She said it over the weekend... More

What Campaign Trail Bubble?

The Washington Post 's E.J. Dionne: I can't believe how small a role our economic crisis is playing in the... More

“Even Karl Rove”

Pssst, campaign reporters! Permission to say that the McCain campaign has, perhaps, on occasion, stretched the truth: granted! It's ok... 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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