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Why Is “NO-PRAH” News?

There are sins of commission and sins of omission. Oprah's Sin of Omission: not having Gov. Sarah Palin on her... More

Just a “Dash” of Media Bash

From "Media Bashing 101" (Intro to Media "Criticism" As Campaign Tool?) with the New York Times' Mark Leibovitch: [M]edia bashing... More

The Palin Get: ABC’s Gibson, Alaska-Bound!

ABC News's Charles Gibson's has landed the "first television interview" with Gov. Sarah Palin since Palin joined the Republican presidential... More

Un-Blurring the Line at MSNBC?

Per the New York Times, MSNBC's "bold experiment...putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor... More

In Wasilla: Working Hard? Hardly Working?

From the Anchorage Daily News: Tailgaters [Sports Bar & Grill in Wasilla, Alaska] was packed to capacity and then some... More

History! Herstory? Hairstory

You knew it was coming: From today's Boston Herald (h/t, Kevin D. Williamson): "Stylists to passé Sarah Palin: Let your... More

Cable Consensus: Starry Night

Republicans like to say the selection of Gov. Sarah Palin -- and, specifically, her rousing speech last night -- are... More

Heckuva Job, Brownie

Perhaps you watched that now-infamous Campbell Brown interview of (McCain aide) Tucker Bounds and concluded that CNN's Brown was doing... More

Talking Heads Tell Palin What To Do

Tell us, talking heads, what Gov. Sarah Palin "has to do" tonight in her speech at the Republican convention? (And... More

Giuliani On GMA: Palin, Verb, 9/11

Rudy Giuliani was on Good Morning America earlier. Today's noun? Palin. DIANE SAWYER: If [Palin] were the president on 9/11,... More

Palin’s Hometown Paper Reports From St. Paul

From the (Wasilla, Alaska) Frontiersman: “We’ve all done three, four, five, six interviews all over the world,” [Alaska delegate] [Dick]... More

You Meant Those Other “Sunday Talk Shows?”

From Fred Thompson's speech at the RNC last night: Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy... More

Sometimes When You “Flush The Toilet,” It Overflows

From one of those three A1 New York Times Palin pregnancy stories today: Mr. McCain’s campaign, which has shown itself... More

Next Up: What My Great Uncle Thinks About The Palin Pregnancy

"Everyone has an opinion on Bristol pregnancy," proclaims a headline in the San Francisco Chronicle. But only Newsweek brings us... More

“Stargazing,” Convention-Style

Per the Associated Press: RNC delegates "devoted time to political stargazing on a day devoid of any major political speeches...... More

A Row! (Wasilla Frontiersman v. Times of London)

The Times of London's description of Gov. Sarah Palin's hometown (Wasilla, Alaksa): It's a small, unkempt-looking place, defined by a... More

NYT Goes A-1 (x3!) on Palin Pregnancy

The New York Times found three ways to mention, above-the-fold on A1 today, that McCain's running-mate's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.... More

In Other News…

Glued to gavel-to-gavel convention coverage on cable news? Then you surely know that Hillary and Chelsea Clinton just did a... More

David Brooks, More Like (Michael) Moore?

Quiz: Which of the following is an excerpt from the David Brooks column in today's New York Times and which... More

The “Rift” Raft (Cable’s Convention Downtime Lifesaver)

From Fox News's Chris Wallace earlier today during a segment headlined, "Can Clinton Convince Her Supporters to Back Obama?" WALLACE:... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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