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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

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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