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His Death Deeply Felt

W. Mark Felt, Woodward and Bernstein's Deep Throat, died yesterday at 95. "Without Mr. Felt," his Times obit notes, "there... More

Not So Punny

Why the humor in TV’s coverage of the shoe-throwing incident?

So, as I'm sure you've heard: This weekend, while President Bush and Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki gave a joint... More

Rahm-nipresent Media

So the broadcast media, collectively, can probably expect to receive a dead fish in the mail at some point in... More

Time to Tighten the Belt

There was a time when to be an employee at publishing behemoth Time Inc. was to enjoy the perks--charter planes!... More

Hall & Oates Pay Tribute to Alan Colmes

Hall & Oates revamp a classic to bid a fond farewell to Fox's resident "Token Liberal": .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links... More

Jet-tisoned

The Big Three’s road trip was a PR stunt. Why treat it as more than that?

As a journalist and an American citizen and an auto aficionado and a general admirer of absurdity, I would have... More

Anderson Cooper: “John King is like the Rain Man of politics”

Cooper, speaking at Columbia, was asked about CNN's election coverage--and, specifically, about John King's magic wall. "John King is like... More

Anderson Cooper: “There’s a lot of phony outrage in TV news”

Cooper, speaking at Columbia, was asked about the outrage and raw emotion he so famously displayed while covering the aftermath... More

Anderson Cooper on War Reporting: “The energy is palpable. The molecules in the air are charged.”

Cooper, speaking at Columbia, described his experiences reporting the genocide in Rwanda. One of the lessons the experience taught him,... More

Anderson Cooper: “I never really set out to be an anchor”

Anderson Cooper is speaking at Columbia right now. I'll be sharing some of his comments periodically. The first: "I never... More

Freepdom of Expression

In a rare and dramatic move, the Detroit Free Press has devoted the entirety of today's front page to a... More

Colbert to Walters: “Madame, You Got the Part”

Barbara Walters guested on The Colbert Report yesterday, leading to, as might be expected, much hilarity. Colbert signed her new... More

“I’m Really Gonna Miss Systematically Destroying This Place”

It's been a rough day for the press. Leave it to The Onion to provide some much-needed levity. More

Hair Apparent

The lesson of Couric’s new ‘do (hint: not sexism!)

It puts the "ew," some say, "in the evening news." The new 'do, apparently, is a fashion don't. Yep, Katie... More

Talking Shop: Gail Collins

The New York Times columnist on caucuses, campaigning, and the glory of deadlines

Over the course of commenting on Campaign 2008 for The New York Times, Gail Collins has, among other things: explained... More

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

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

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’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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