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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

The Tea Party is timeless - Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed

How misinformation goes viral: a Truthy story - Conservative media’s reaction to an Indiana University project shows how shoddy information can quickly become an online narrative

Do you know Elise Andrew? - The creator of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand

Goodbye and good luck to all of us - Dean Starkman on leaving CJR

When quitting goes viral - Thanks to social media, resignations get a global audience


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

Awareness, #Awareness, and Ray Rice (The Classical)

The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence

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