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1,000 Words…of Crazy

The Times sells McCain short

Checking out The New York Times Web site's newly (and subtly) redesigned Politics section, I noticed, tucked into a column... More

Flame-aganda

Pop quiz! Match the headline to the news outlet that produced it: 1. Security concerns high as Olympic torch arrives... More

The Times: (Grammar) Schooled

Oh, the comma-dy. Here, what has to be one of The New York Times’s best corrections of the of the... More

Grey Lady Green?

Let’s say you’re an illustrious newspaper, and your rival has just won a landslide of Pulitzers (six, to be exact,... More

McCain’s Big Ticket?

Mac has miles to go before he Veeps

On yesterday’s This Week with George Stephanopolous, Republican strategist Dan Senor announced that Condoleezza Rice “has been actively, actually in... More

Oops!

FNC’s chyron an Al-batross

Call it "Dewey Defeats Truman" for the age of twenty-four-hour cable. Amid all the hubbub about who, oh who, the... More

Bubble Trouble

Occasionally, a commentator will make an observation so obvious, yet so in need of being said, that it might fairly... More

Aggregate This! (Part II)

More evidence that Tina Brown is serious about her soon-to-be-launched news aggregation Web site: today we learn that she’s brought... More

Dr. King’s Last Moments

Memphis magazine provides a moving tick-tock

Much of today’s coverage of the fortieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination examines the reverend’s legacy through the telescopic... More

Rejoice, Katie!

Will Couric have her moment of moderation?

Hold onto your stilettos, everyone…Katie Couric could yet have her moment in the debate-moderation sun. Word comes today, via a... More

Rivalry Aside

Will the candidates put politics on the back burner to pay tribute to Dr. King?

Tomorrow marks the fortieth anniversary of the slaying of Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidential candidates will be in Memphis... More

How Many Times Can You Call People “Big Fucking Whores” Before It Gets, You Know, Kinda Uncool?

For Air America’s Randi Rhodes: Three Times!

Take that, Don Imus. It was a year ago tomorrow that the shock jock called the Rutgers women’s basketball team…well,... More

WSJ: Soon to Play ‘Endorsement Mad Libs’?

Under Murdoch, the paper may make its first endorsement since Hoover

The Wall Street Journal hasn’t endorsed a political candidate since the election of 1928 (perhaps out of shame: it endorsed... More

Matthews’s Leg: Still Thrilled?

Barack Obama, media critic!

Perhaps the best line from Barack Obama's Hardball appearance yesterday came after (the notoriously Obamaphilic) Chris Matthews asked the candidate... More

The Best Unintentionally Ironic MSNBC Ad Yet!

The “Vote-zilla” crew strikes again…

This little gem, an ad promoting “Hardball’s College Tour” through Pennsylvania, has been airing on MSNBC this morning: “After three... 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


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!

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

Bloggingheads

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

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