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Turning the Lens Around

The IFC Media Project: exploring, criticizing, and prodding the press

There's an old saying out there that journalism is a craft and not a science. And if that's actually the... More

Clinton: “I’m very happy there is so much press attention and interest in transit”

Hillary Clinton: Soon to be Madame Secretary? The speculation--following Andrea Mitchell's breaking of the Obama's-considering-Clinton news yesterday--has been rampant. The... More

Dear Robin Givhan…

...and, for that matter, any other fashion critics looking for another angle on The Obamas' Clothing Choices and What They... More

“Joe the Forum,” “Joe the Blogger,” “Joe the Shopper”

Joe the Plumber's latest small business? Apparently: himself. JTP's deeply researched, carefully edited, thoughtful, and not at all hastily-put-together-to-capitalize-on-his-media-celebrity-before-it-expires treatise... More

The Price of History (Hint: $9.95, Plus Shipping and Handling!)

Okay, so thanks to Pew, we know that only 23 percent of Americans plan to keep their hot-ticket November 5... More

Coffee Talk

This is why we love Michael Kinsley. More

Slow Claps for Shep

Shep Smith, calling allegations of liberal bias in the presidential campaign "preposterous," declares: "To blame the media is a cop-out... More

Puppy Love

Quote of the day: "The number one thing internally we've come to is that they're cute." This comes from Chris... More

Best…Send-Ups…In the Woooorld…!

If mockery is the sincerest form of flattery, then Keith Olbermann should be feeling pretty good about himself right about... More

O’Reilly on The Daily Show: “I’m an Anarchist. Power to the People!”

Bill O'Reilly guested on The Daily Show last night. And the Clash of the Talking Titans--two guys who consider themselves... More

Obama Wears Jeans! And Other Observations That Are Totally Worth Analyzing!

Every once in a while, there emerges a news story that finds itself in the awkward and unenviable position of... More

Cosby, Part II

“Huxtable” is not an “effect”

So we kind of knew it was coming. We had suggestions of it a while ago (hmm, the Obamas seem... More

Talking Shop: Nate Silver

FiveThirtyEight’s founder on polling, politics, and the consolidation of the blogosphere

Nate Silver is the founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, which predicted the presidential election's popular vote outcome to within tenths of a... More

Barack Obama Collects Comic Books! And 50 Other Things You Might Not Know About the President-Elect!

The U.K. Telegraph compiles the "Fifty things you might not know about Barack Obama." The list includes such tidibits as:... More

Like a Record, Baby, Right Round, Round, Round…

Compare the NYT's op-ed pages from yesterday and today, and you'll have a case study worthy of Harvard Business School.... 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


The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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