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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

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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