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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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