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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

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


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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