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New York Times Goes Medieval On Us

What with all the “jousting” and “skirmishing” going on in the paper’s story about appeals court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, certain basic facts fell through the cracks.

What with all the "jousting" and "skirmishing" going on in the New York Times' story today about appeals court nominee... More

Man Porn! Bites Porn! Dog Porn!

Computerworld sexes up a story on the ongoing battle for DVD supremacy between two next-generation, high-definition formats.

The word "porn," when used in a headline, tends to catch the eye (and, when used online atop a story... More

CNBC, Money Honey Fake Out the Markets

The Money Honey (and her CNBC cohorts) hyped her “surprising” scoop then feigned surprise when viewers were actually surprised by what she reported.

Three days on, there is still plenty of disagreement over who is to blame (and for what, exactly) in the... More

Flack Says Ogle Google Girl, Reporters Comply

ABC News grants “Google’s First Female Engineer” two chances to spread the company’s good news - and spread it thick.

"It's hard to believe that search engine giant Google hasn't even celebrated its 10th birthday yet. But still, the success... More

Robin Givhan on Responding to Critics, Cheney’s Parka and Tony Snow’s Style

The Washington Post fashion critic and Pulitzer winner discusses why fashion matters and how many of her critics simply miss the point.

Robin Givhan, the Washington Post's fashion columnist, received this year's Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Givhan has been at the Post... More

It’s All Rove All the Time

Yesterday Karl Rove testified again before a federal grand jury, and today bloggers are calling reporters to the carpet for their coverage.

Yesterday, Karl Rove testified -- for the fifth time -- before the federal grand jury in the CIA leak case.... More

Snow Faces First Test as Press Secretary: Bloggers

While President Bush touted his new press secretary’s band and work with Kenyan children, bloggers are more interested in other aspects of his resume.

At 9:10 this morning, President Bush officially named radio and television commentator Tony Snow the new White House Press Secretary,... More

Chuppies, Roommaids and Techno-palooza

Every week, it seems, magazines coin new terms to help readers get a handle on emerging demographic, economic or social trends.

Every week, it seems, magazines coin new terms to help readers get a handle on emerging demographic, economic or social... More

Times Discovers 33-Year-Olds Are 17

The Times checks in again on an old story about the pampered young, once again telling us what we already know.

That the New York Times Thursday Styles section sometimes repeats itself has been established. Today, at first glance, it appeared... More

Of Duke, and Princeton, and Jocks, and Sluts

Set your watches to help count down all the bad reporting we’re going to see over the next 27 days waiting for the Duke Lacrosse trial to begin.

With nearly a month to go before the Duke lacrosse players accused of rape have a hearing in court on... More

Guilty? Not Guilty? Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!

When it comes to the allegations of rape against the Duke University lacrosse team, justice has been swift — on TV. It’s just in real life that things get complicated.

Last week the editorial board at the Harvard Crimson aptly dubbed the scene around Duke University -- where three lacrosse... More

The Seven Habits of Highly Questionable Op-Ed Contributors

Rare is the guest columnist or op-ed contributor who isn’t trying to sell something, be it a book or a company or a war.

Rare is the guest columnist or op-ed contributor who isn't trying to sell something, be it a book or a... More

Hewitt vs Ware vs Stones Cry Out vs Wolcott

Bloggers discuss press performance in Iraq (and CNN’s panel discussion on press performance in Iraq) and anticipate the demise of (almost) all media.

For the past two nights on "Anderson Cooper 360º," CNN's Cooper has convened a panel to discuss press performance in... More

Bush One, Loathsome Little Troll Zero? Or Not

Blogs weigh in on the relative success of President Bush’s press conference and the media’s distortions of the record of the Liberty University debate team.

President Bush threw caution to the wind during yesterday's press conference and took a question from Hearst News columnist Helen... More

Another Day, Another Trashing of the Times

While bloggers take on every story in sight, the paper itself goes blog wild, debuting two new ones.

Today is a day like every other in the blogosphere. That is to say: it's Trash the New York Times... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Bloggingheads

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

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