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All That Glitters (Is Not Gould)

The former Gawker editor, “exposed” in the Times Magazine

At first blush, it would seem to be one of those delightfully zeitgeist-y romps through everyone's favorite topic these days,... More

Back from Baghdad

We hear a lot—though not nearly enough—about what it's like to be a soldier returning from duty in Iraq: the... More

Et Tu, Mika?

Brzezinski plays a new Morning Joe role

Mika Brzezinski, often the Lone Lady at MSNBC's Morning Joe round table, will usually speak out when one of the... More

Ellen’s Russert Moment

The comedian celebrates Memorial Day by doing some politician-grilling

Talk about afflicting the comfortable. Well, actually, make that "afflicting the awkwardly, squirmingly, cringingly uncomfortable." On yesterday's Ellen, the daytime... More

We’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

Now it’s gone…gone…gone…

It had to happen at some point. Tim Russert’s grin is just slightly less broad. The mischievous twinkle in Pat... More

Club Med(vedev)

The inauguration of Dmitri Medvedev as Russia's new president this week is one of those fantastic Historical Occasions for which... More

EJ Graff Joins the XX Factor

The XX Factor, Slate's women-written blog, welcomes a new voice today: EJ Graff. Graff, the author of Getting Even and... More

PEJ Gets the Last Laugh

In what might just be one of the most fun pieces of research ever conducted, ever, the Project for Excellence... More

Star Wars Episode VI: Re-Spurn of the Jedi

Howard Kurtz today takes a macrocosmic—literally, macrocosmic—view of the media's post-Tuesday treatment of the Democrats' Epic Battle for Cosmic Domina—er,... More

Hillary, We Hardly Knew Ye…

Hey, MSNBC: Why the remembrance of things past?

Could it almost be…over? Is “our long national nightmare” soon to end? After a night of nail-biting—“too early to call”... More

The People vs. Jeremiah Wright

What’s wrong with the Wright trial

When most Americans met Jeremiah Wright, he was a caricature, rendered in the blurry lines and crackling tones of buffered... More

Primary Night Bingo!

Lighten up tonight’s punditry with a game

It's Super Tuesday. Again. Another loooooong evening of waiting and watching returns—and the punditry that analyzes them—before the Big, Exciting... More

Boxed In

Leave it to the New York Post to find some dark humor in the increasingly brutal Democratic nominating contest. Today,... More

Getting Schooled: Pre-K

Let’s press the candidates about early education

Among the stump issues that McCain, Clinton, and Obama agree on—besides, of course, their strong support of barbequed ribs and... More

It’s Raining Men! On Your TV!

Humidity is rising... Barometer's getting low According to our sources... Your TV's the place to go Cause tonight, for... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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