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Blog Gridlock!

The eminently quotable Michael Kinsley has a nice piece, in this week's Time, about blog gridlock (a topic we explore... More

Salon Rakes the Muck

Last month, Salon published an article investigating the deaths of Army Pfc. Albert Nelson and Pfc. Roger Suarez, two soldiers... More

Is This Where We Are?

Wednesday night, Abraham Biggs, a 19-year-old Florida resident, overdosed on a toxic combination of benzodiazepine, a depressant used to treat... More

Blame It on the Black Star

Remember the, um, slightly ironic biography PublicAffairs released last year? The one about disgraced president Richard Nixon, written by disgraced... More

The Bold and the Bootyful

Jon Stewart and "senior anti-piracy correspondent" John Oliver poke fun at the media's, er, ARRRsenal of inane pirate puns in... More

Dept of Bizarre Gigs

Apparently, Ani diFranco did an impromptu set yesterday...at the Wall Street Journal newsroom. Gawker has the bizarro details of the... More

So You Think You Can Dance…Dance…Dance

So yesterday was Chris Matthews's much-anticipated appearance on Ellen. Anticipated, of course, not for the interview, but for the dancing.... More

Brian Lehrer on Crowdsourcing

Another note from the Consumer Revolution conference: Brian Lehrer, of New York City's public-radio station, WNYC, spoke about his station's... More

John Darnton on Those Watchdog Web Sites

Another note from the Consumer Revolution conference: John Darnton, a forty-year veteran of The New York Times, has his doubts... More

Leaving on a (Private) Jet Plane

Yesterday's irony-laden meeting between the House Financial Services Committee and Detroit's Big Three: what Dana Milbank and his Washington Sketch... More

Bob Garfield on Aggregation

Another saucy bit from the Consumer Revolution conference: Bob Garfield on aggregation. "We're soon going to see aggregators of aggregators,"... More

David Cay Johnston on Bloggers

At today's Consumer Revolution on the Web conference (hosted by Consumer Reports and CJR), David Cay Johnston, speaking on a... More

Couric on that “Vast Variety of Sources”

Katie Couric, guesting on Letterman last night, talked about those awkward-if-not-disastrous Sarah Palin interviews. Including: Palin's refusal to reveal which... More

Career Paths, Bizarro World Edition

Generally speaking, a mailroom is the place where you begin your career. Except at the Newark Star-Ledger, that is--the paper... More

Kristol: “I’m a Fan of the Blogosphere”

…and other takeaways from today’s IFC media panel

Earlier today, the Independent Film Channel hosted a panel discussion pegged to tonight's premiere of The IFC Media Project. Moderated... 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


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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