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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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