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Draper on the NYTM Profile Heard ‘Round the World

Robert Draper, in an interview with WWD, answers the Big Question most people had after reading his revealing profile of... More

Kristol: “It’s Not a Psychodrama, It’s Just an Election”

Bill Kristol guested on The Daily Show last night, giving way to a lively and rather fascinating exchange. The conversation's... More

But Wait! There’s More!

What we missed in assessing the Obama infomercial

Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such ads as "What If," "Plan for Change," and "Our Moment... More

Columnista! The Story of an Op-Ed

A theory of the genesis of Wednesday’s MoDo column

We don’t mean to keep poking fun at Maureen Dowd's writing—we appreciate her creativity, and everything—but sometimes we find ourselves... More

And the “Cheeky Headline of the Day” Award Goes to…

...The New York Times! For the below no-it's-not-a-typo little gem, currently gracing the paper's homepage: More

Michelle-O Is Not Jackie-O

Enough with the clotheshorse talk, please

Hey, did you hear? Michelle Obama shops at J. Crew! And online, too! And she pays for her own clothes!... More

Poll Dancing

Analyses of an Obama presidency: too soon!

The cover of this week's New York magazine features a black and white photo of Barack Obama Looking Presidential,... More

Chris Matthews, One-Man Vice Squad

Dear Chris Matthews: I appreciate that you've been emboldened in your interviewing tactics after your expert cajoling coaxed Michele Bachman... More

It’s Funny Because It’s Insulting to Everyone!

At first, you don't think she's going to go there. Sure, it seems like she might, you think to yourself.... More

So You Wanna: Spend $150,000 at Saks

Having been on the receiving end of an article assignment that's either a dream come true or a horrific nightmare,... More

And the “Melodrama Among the Media” Award Goes to…

...Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson! Here's the winning performance, rendered while Carlson discussed campaigns' conclusions with Keith Olbermann on Countdown last night:... More

This Just In, from “The Last Thing the McCain Campaign Needed” Department…

Here's pretty much the last thing John McCain--who just today was excoriated by the Times for "running a campaign on... More

The Most Im-pore-tant Post of the Day

Okay, here's a question I know is trivial and superficial but that I'm going to throw out there anyway because... More

Obama Gets the Sign of the Times

So, in a totally shocking and unforeseen move, the The New York Times has endorsed Barack Obama. Here's the meat... More

“One Part Practiced Folksy, One Part Sassy, and a Little Dash of High School Bitchy”

In this final-days-of-Campaign-2008 silly season, three rumors--each of them as-yet-unproven--have emerged: 1. Sarah Palin has begun running against John McCain... 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


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”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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