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None of Their Business?

Perhaps it’s time to narrow the gulf between the business and the general-interest press

Well. Happy Black Monday, everybody. By now you’ve heard the news: that Lehman Brothers is declaring bankruptcy; that Merrill Lynch... More

What’s Up, Doc(trine)?

All the Bush Doctrine smugness misses the point

Of the many awkward moments in last night's airing of ABC's Sarah Palin interview, perhaps the most awkward came when... More

Laugh-In

NYT blogger Judith Warner has a great post up today: a description of her experiences communing with other mothers at... More

Pork Chopped

Before he was Michael Scott and Andy Stitzer, Steve Carell was a Daily Show "political correspondent." Well, the HuffPo's Rachel... More

Kurtz: “He Was All Business”

The Times summarized Charlie Gibson's role in last night's Round 1 of the Sarah Palin interview thusly: "The interview was... More

Noun + “Putting Politics Aside” + 9/11

Perhaps we could put politics aside on other days, too

This evening, John McCain and Barack Obama will make a rare joint appearance on the campus of Columbia University. The... More

Tell It, Paul Begala

Without further comment, the lede of Begala's HuffPo article about McCain, Palin, the truth, the media, and the relationship between... More

Notes From The Pig Sty

In which we all get dirty

From the people who brought you SnubGate and TurbanGate comes a new dark comedy, now playing on a television, newspaper... More

Slate Gets Schooled…in a Good Way

Belated kudos to Slate, which last week added to its arsenal of interest-focused blogs--the XX Factor for women's issues, Convictions... More

Wolf-Man Flack

Don't you feel like there's just not enough spin in the media? Like you'd prefer to hear more voices, when... More

Word Games on Hardball

Let's play a little analogy game. It's simple, really: Just fill in the blank below. John McCain is to Sarah... More

Rachel Raid

The Rachel Maddow Show: new, noteworthy, and nearly gimmick-free

The names of MSNBC's prime-time programs tend to come in two parts. Those names—Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Hardball with Chris... More

Most. Misplaced. Ad. Ever.

The following ad, its sound bites spoken and flashing on-screen, just aired on MSNBC: "This election is the most important... More

Herd-Wave Feminism?

In all the discussions I've heard and read about Sarah Palin's selection as McCain's heir apparent, the best word I've... More

The Boys In The Bubble

The political conventions and the “media elite”

In yesterday's New York Times, Mark Leibovich explored the proud tradition, so evidently on display during practically every speech delivered... 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


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

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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