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CNN Blogs Afghanistan

Earlier today, Clint called for a more comprehensive media treatment of the United States's new Afghanistan strategy--one, in particular, that... More

The Obama Doctrine?

How helpful are last night’s Obama/Bush comparisons? Not very.

In the flurry of reactions to Obama’s Afghanistan speech, we’re seeing a lot pieces like this: “Echoes of Bush in... More

Chris Matthews: Trolling for Insight

Chris Matthews was in rare Matthewsian form in his coverage of Obama's Afghanistan speech last night. To wit, courtesy of... More

Crouching Tiger…

So one of the more mystifying aspects of the Tiger Woods story has been the fact that so much of... More

When Tiger Updates Cry Wolf

In the aftermath of TigerGate--or HydrantGate or SpurnedSwedeGate or DriverGate or whatever we're calling it--many in the media have been... More

The White House and Politico: Enough to Make You [Sic]

As Greg mentioned last night, Politico—or, you know, “the POLITICO”—has published a particularly Politicobnoxious piece entitled “7 stories Barack Obama... More

Newsweek: Cheney of Fools

Meacham, linkbait, and the real insult of Run Dick Run

Let’s give Jon Meacham the benefit of the doubt. Let’s assume that the editorial in the current issue of Newsweek—that... More

“A Fresh, Ferocious Wave”

It's a rare thing for "discussion about the future of news" and "literary journalism" to co-exist in a single piece.... More

The Washington Post’s Priorities, Dinner-Crasher Edition

Pop quiz! How many Washington Post reporters contributed to this weekend's 1,800-word profile of State Dinner crashers and alleged Heenian... More

Sully-ing the Brand

If you felt, yesterday evening, a faint feeling of emptiness...a vague notion of despair...a more-pronounced-than-usual sense of ennui: it was... More

The Breast Brouhaha, Continued

To piggyback on Greg's note about today's Gail Collins op-ed on the mammogram controversy...I have to say, I found it... More

Future of News Summit

Another day, another future-of-news conference. Today's is sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, and is taking place now. Right now. Learn... More

Strike a Pose—Rogue (Rogue, Rogue…)

Sarah Palin’s Newsweek cover isn’t sexist. It’s actually kind of empowering.

Move over, third-wave feminism. Second-wave Palinism is upon us. Yep: Sarah Barracuda is back. (Or, to be more accurate: she’s... More

Eco Chamber

Der Spiegel has conducted an interview with Umberto Eco, the novelist, critic, semiotician, philosopher, and all-around Thinker of Things. They... More

Yale Conference: “Journalism & the New Media Ecology”

Taking place at Yale today and tomorrow is a conference: "Journalism & the New Media Ecology: Who Will Pay the... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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