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He’s Just Not That Into (Getting Into) It

Question-evasion is a time-honored tradition among White House press secretaries; the terms used to avoid commenting, however, vary by occupant... More

Why the Twitter Absence? Keller’s Toothsome Response

Bill Keller has been, of late, an absentee Twitterer: his most recent tweet was posted on May 14. What's up... More

The Washington Post’s Priorities, Beer Goggles Edition

By my count, the people mocked in the latest episode of "Mouthpiece Theater"--the Washington Post Web series starring Dana Milbank... More

“The Coalition of the Swilling,” or, “The Audacity of Hops”

Yesterday's so-called "Beer Summit" did not feature: screaming matches; fist fights; heartfelt hugs; apologies. Thus, cable pundits deemed the thing... More

Another One on the Block

The latest magazine to be put up for sale? Publisher's Weekly. More

Birthers: Bad for Business?

For Lou Dobbs, they may be, anyway. Reports the New York Observer: Mr. Dobbs' first began reporting on Obama birth... More

“Malaise” Maligned

A look back at Jimmy Carter’s ill-fated speech

'What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?': Jimmy Carter, America's 'Malaise,' and the Speech that Should Have Changed... More

Like a Prayer

It's an anxious time for journalists, to be sure: layoffs and cost-cutting abound, with many media outlets fighting for their... More

Palin and Shatner, on the Beat

Because nothing says "Farewell, Sarah" quite like the glorious combination that is William Shatner and Allen Ginsberg... More

The Space-Time Continuum Just Ruptured.

Behold, the moment has come. A cable commentator--in this case, Shep Smith--has finally managed to pronounce Sonia Sotomayor's name with... More

The Boy Breaking News Alert Who Cried Wolf

Dear New York Times: Do you really--really, in your heart of hearts--think that the following is an appropriate use of... More

The New York Times, or, Cellophane, Mr. Cellophane

Here are some news organizations that are not The New York Times: PBS, CBS, NBC, The Washington Post, the blogosphere,... More

Tasty Treat of the Day: Birther’s Original

Jon Stewart takes on the Birther, um, movement: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Born... More

Chinese Characters (140 of Them)

On today's "Morning Edition," NPR's Andrew Kuhn takes a look at Twitter's usage in China. It's a look predicated on... More

This Man Was Made for You and Me

This weekend's New York Times magazine will feature a Deborah Solomon interview with...Arlo Guthrie. Among the tidbits, per Greg Mitchell's... 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 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”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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