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Sad Sign of the Times

After a fewer-than-hoped-for seventy employees of The New York Times accepted buyouts from the paper by this Tuesday's deadline, looks... More

The Whirligig of TIME

The New Republic is feeling a tad photo-plagiarized today. TIME magazine’s new Obama/Clinton cover is, it says, pretty similar to... More

Primary Night Metaphor-o-rama!

MSNBC’s minstrels love analogies as much as they love politics

Six hours is a lot of airtime to fill. Especially when, as was the case for the majority of last... More

Big Bird, Meet the Grouch

Cable flips out over Obama’s “offensive gesture”

Mr. Obama, we know things are getting rough out there on the campaign trail. We know campaigning can take its... More

Dancing with the Stars: The Trade Summit Edition

When Bush and NAFTA dance together, the president leads

I’m here, with political reporters, in New Orleans—where, for the past two days, President Bush has been in summit meetings... More

The Papal Visit: By the Numbers

Counting the coverage of Benedict XVI’s U.S. trip

60,000 rough number of people who came to see Pope Benedict XVI celebrate Mass at New York’s Yankee Stadium on... More

Kicker Mailbag: “The questions asked by Stephanopoulos and Gibson matter to voters”

In response to our Kicker post about Jon Stewart's satirical analysis of the ABC debate—and to our general frustration with... More

Jon Stewart weighs in on the ABC debate

Leave it to Jon Stewart to condense Fight Night's frustrations into a neat little nutshell. After airing the debate-specific-but-Daily Show-obligatory... More

19,742

That's the number of comments posted to ABC News's Web site in response to the outlet's article about Wednesday night's... More

Rock the Vote (Don’t Rock the Vote, Baby…)

Debate dissonance in Philly

Talk about mixed messages. Last night's debate, as ABC News informed us again and again, was the last meeting of... More

It’s a Bittersweet Symphony…

PA voters: to be (bitter) or not to be (bitter)

Ah, BitterGate. Everything you're not supposed to talk about at parties—religion! class! "liberal elitism"! the Second Amendment!—all rolled into one... More

Matt Taibbi Isn’t Sexist

He dislikes everyone, equally

For the record, Matt Taibbi's no misogynist. Or, well, even if he is, he's sexist on top of being ageist... More

Airing…Dirty Laundry?

The Project for Excellence in Journalism has published the index of talk radio's content for the week of March 31... More

In Which Bill Clinton Won’t Let Sleeping Dogs…Well, You Know

Bill, Bill, Bill. Shh…

Message to Bill Clinton: Zip it. Well, that's Hillary's message to her husband, anyway; ours is more along the lines... More

The Rather Suit: What Was Dismissed

…and what remains

As has been reported here and elsewhere, Justice Ira Gammerman—the judge hearing Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS—today issued a motion... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

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!

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