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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

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


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

Bloggingheads

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

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