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Economy of Coverage

Considering this "mental recession" we're in, and considering how much we've, apparently, been whining about said recession, I was fairly... More

Mag Revenue Numbers: In Which “Flat Is the New Up”

Yesterday, the Publishers Information Bureau released its report tracking magazine ad sales during the second quarter of 2008. The news... More

On That “Trademark John McCain Wit”

Think Progress (via Matt Yglesias) has a list of some of the more egregious moments of political reporters publicly crushing... More

Fox and the…Hounds?

So the people at Fox & Friends aren't feeling so Fox-&-Friendly, apparently, toward The New York Times. On June 28,... More

Crossing Lines

In a bombed-out Detroit neighborhood, a new blog works to rekindle a community

A few miles east of Detroit’s gleaming new ballpark and glittering new casino hotels, a few miles west of the... More

Carmella Lewis, Media Darling

On Unity Day, the voice of anti-Unity was everywhere

Remember Greg Packer? The highway maintenance worker who rose to media (in)famy a few years ago as the (much-too)-oft-quoted "everyman"... More

Unity, by the Numbers

Per the television transcript database TVEyes.com, and without further comment, below are the number of uses of the word “unity”... More

UNITY-Fest Breaking News Update: The Ken Burns Effect

New Hampshire's own Ken Burns is in the audience, witnessing UNITY first-hand! Ironically--or, perhaps, fittingly--MSNBC's cameras, when focusing on the... More

Barack Obama, “Stevie Wonder Geek”

…and other revelations from the Rolling Stone Q&A

Reading Rolling Stone’s much-hyped interview with Barack Obama, I couldn’t help but think of…Evan Marc Katz. Whom you might know,... More

UNITY-Fest Breaking News Update: The Body-Language Analysis

Per MNSBC's Andrea Mitchell, analyzing the blue-on-blue onstage hug between Obama and Clinton: "This is the new first couple," and,... More

UNITY-Fest Breaking News Update: The Clothing Analysis!

Per a chyron flashing on MSNBC in its currently uninterrupted Unity coverage: "COLOR COORDINATION: OBAMA'S TIE MATCHES CLINTON'S SUIT" The... More

Happy “Unity Day,” Everyone!

Can't you just feel the excitement in the air? Can't you just feel the Winds of Change starting to blow?... More

Annals of Revealing Cable Commentary, Part 4,587

On MSNBC a few moments ago, Monica Novotny announced Barack Obama's participation today in an economic summit at Carnegie Mellon... More

Wars on the Back Burner

It’s no longer news that the Iraq war is, well, no longer news. We’ve heard again and again about—and we... More

Those Russert Replacement Rumors

…and why they’re more than idle chatter

At the conclusion of yesterday’s Meet the Press, temporary moderator Brian Williams made an announcement: Beginning next week, my friend... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

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

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’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

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

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Bloggingheads

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

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