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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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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