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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

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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