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A Festivus for the Rest of Us?

While we're on the subject of The Economist... The magazine's Increasing Cultural Cred and its Desire for Creative Publicity have,... More

Campaign Drama in Three Minutes

More Monday Morning Movie-ing, this one courtesy of the good people at Slate V. The clip below offers a neat... More

Brilliant (Debatably)

Tina Fey And The Gang might just have outdone themselves: More

Ad Astra?

An update from our publicity department: Columbia Journalism Review, the magazine, will soon be advertising on the side of falafel... More

Tally-Uh-Oh

The New York Observer, discussing Carl Cameron's nabbing of a Palin interview, keeps a "tally of correspondents/anchors from each network... More

Palin, from Couric to Cameron

Everyone was wondering: Now that we've entered the PC (post-Couric) era of Campaign 2008, who was going to be the... More

Cherchez la Fey

Okay, so we've all done the Sarah Palin/Tina Fey double-take. But, you know, in passing. And, upon scrutiny, we've realized... More

Second Time’s a Charm

So the financial bailout bill--"larded up," the Boston Globe's Jay Fitzgerald noted, "with legislative sweeteners, such as tax breaks for... More

Keeping Our Focus?

In light of last night's colossally-cliché-but-apparently-somehow-instructive Focus Groups Featuring Undecided Voters (on CNN, Soledad O'Brien chatted with elusive undecideds in... More

Annie, Get Your Fun

As I type this, Annie Leibovitz, the brilliant/hackneyed/overexposed/racy/dull celebrity photographer, is hovering over the Manhattan skyline, in a helicopter, capturing... More

‘Talking Points’ Memo

Per the television transcript database TVEyes, here are the number of times the phrase "talking points" has been used in... More

Krauthammer’s Concession Stand

Political pundits--and columnists, in particular--are torn, in some ways, between the past and future. They make their judgments, on the... More

Colbert Advocates “Pre-Reporting the Future”

Stephen Colbert takes on the McCain campaign's recent attempt to "pre-report" last week's presidential debate--"He was getting his version of... More

Pre-Debate Blather v. Common Sense: Exhibit M

On yesterday's pre-debate episode of Hardball, Chris Matthews and his favorite Damsel Duo, Salon's Joan Walsh and IWF president Michelle... More

The Ghost of Campaigns Past

Palin to Biden: "You were for [the war] before you were against it." In other words: You. Are. John. Kerry.... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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