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None of Their Business?

Perhaps it’s time to narrow the gulf between the business and the general-interest press

Well. Happy Black Monday, everybody. By now you’ve heard the news: that Lehman Brothers is declaring bankruptcy; that Merrill Lynch... More

What’s Up, Doc(trine)?

All the Bush Doctrine smugness misses the point

Of the many awkward moments in last night's airing of ABC's Sarah Palin interview, perhaps the most awkward came when... More

Laugh-In

NYT blogger Judith Warner has a great post up today: a description of her experiences communing with other mothers at... More

Pork Chopped

Before he was Michael Scott and Andy Stitzer, Steve Carell was a Daily Show "political correspondent." Well, the HuffPo's Rachel... More

Kurtz: “He Was All Business”

The Times summarized Charlie Gibson's role in last night's Round 1 of the Sarah Palin interview thusly: "The interview was... More

Noun + “Putting Politics Aside” + 9/11

Perhaps we could put politics aside on other days, too

This evening, John McCain and Barack Obama will make a rare joint appearance on the campus of Columbia University. The... More

Tell It, Paul Begala

Without further comment, the lede of Begala's HuffPo article about McCain, Palin, the truth, the media, and the relationship between... More

Notes From The Pig Sty

In which we all get dirty

From the people who brought you SnubGate and TurbanGate comes a new dark comedy, now playing on a television, newspaper... More

Slate Gets Schooled…in a Good Way

Belated kudos to Slate, which last week added to its arsenal of interest-focused blogs--the XX Factor for women's issues, Convictions... More

Wolf-Man Flack

Don't you feel like there's just not enough spin in the media? Like you'd prefer to hear more voices, when... More

Word Games on Hardball

Let's play a little analogy game. It's simple, really: Just fill in the blank below. John McCain is to Sarah... More

Rachel Raid

The Rachel Maddow Show: new, noteworthy, and nearly gimmick-free

The names of MSNBC's prime-time programs tend to come in two parts. Those names—Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Hardball with Chris... More

Most. Misplaced. Ad. Ever.

The following ad, its sound bites spoken and flashing on-screen, just aired on MSNBC: "This election is the most important... More

Herd-Wave Feminism?

In all the discussions I've heard and read about Sarah Palin's selection as McCain's heir apparent, the best word I've... More

The Boys In The Bubble

The political conventions and the “media elite”

In yesterday's New York Times, Mark Leibovich explored the proud tradition, so evidently on display during practically every speech delivered... 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


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

Bloggingheads

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

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