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Aggregate This, Arianna!

Radar is reporting today that Tina Brown, erstwhile Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor, celebrity biographer, and media maven, plans... More

Avril Lavigne…the Next Janice Min?

Looks like celeb journalism is another thing Avril Lavigne doesn't like to be comp-li-ca-ted. After her concert in Atlantic City... More

Peabody Awards to Iraq-Injured Journos

Among today’s thirty-five Peabody Award winners are two journalists wounded on assignment in Iraq. Here’s the AP: Peabodys went to... More

Punch Drunk?

The media jab Clinton’s metaphor

Since it was the news of the day yesterday, you’ve probably heard by now about Hillary Clinton’s comparison of herself... More

The NYO: Booked on a Feeling

Finally, a bit of good news for those of us who’ve been quietly mourning the decline of books coverage in... More

Surrogate Scandal!

The April Fool’s edition

Barack Obama's campaign has a lot to answer for today. After a rally in Pittsburgh on Friday, one of the... More

Annie Squall

Has the famous photog blown her cover?

The Vogue controversy continues. The magazine made much of its April issue featuring basketball star LeBron James - the third... More

Trailer Mix

TNR spoofs the spoilers

To generalize only a bit, movie trailers suck. When they’re not completely obscuring a film they’re meant to promote, disguising... More

“Chelsea Clinton Startled by Monica Query”

The Taboo Question finally got asked; why was that such a shock?

It was entirely predictable. The specter hovering over Chelsea Clinton’s new role as her mother’s stump surrogate was bound, at... More

Winning Today’s “Debbie Downer” Award…

...are NBC's Chuck Todd and Mark Murray, who unceremoniously inform us today that "it's been a bad week for everyone."... More

Watergate II?

Or just “imprudent curiosity”?

State Department! Personal records! Breach! It all has the Whiff of Conspiracy, the tangy odor of Watergate-all-over-again. Mmmm…can’t you just... More

The Human Stain, Redux

A proud day for FOIA

Yesterday, after a FOIA request, a lawsuit, a little gumption, and a lot of patience, the National Archives finally released... More

Five Years Today…What About Tomorrow?

Marking an anniversary is fine. But what happens when it’s over?

I have mixed feelings when it comes to the press and anniversaries. On the one hand, the marking of those... More

Getting It Wright

Why did the press need Obama to round out the reverend?

It was “an extraordinary moment of truth-telling,” a “masterpiece.” It was FDR-/Lincoln-/Kennedy-esque—a modern-day “Profile in Courage.” It was “brilliant, inspiring,... More

Nip/Tuck: The Political Journalism Edition

The Politco goes under the knife

Nope, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you: you haven’t visited, in error, The Washington Post’s Web site. You’ve reached... 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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