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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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

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

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