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Restraint by Number

Getting just a tad tired of seeing Barack Obama's face on the covers of national magazines? Yeah, so are we.... More

Doctored Bikini Photo: 10; Reliable Source: 0

While the jury's still out on whether McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate will prove, in the... More

Media Baited, Part 8: The Missile-Dick Chicks

Sensations in both Denver and St. Paul, the "Missile-Dick Chicks" are a burlesque troupe with a social conscience, marching with... More

Media Baited, Part 6: The “Hot Flops” Crew

Hot flops--flip-flops that feature foam-rubber heads of McCain and Obama bursting, fungus-like, from their toes--have been all the rage among... More

Media Baited, Part 4: The PETA Pig

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Media Baited, Part 2: The “Vested Interests” Delegate

Meet Gordon Pederson, a delegate from South Dakota who's proven very popular with the media, for some reason: More

Media Baited, Part 1: Teddy Roosevelt

Last week, Justin reported on the antics of Media Bait in Denver. Well, those same MBers--with a crew of new... More

A Room With A View

Inside St. Paul’s DNC “war room”

ST. PAUL - Inside the Labor Center at 411 Main Street, just beyond the imposing black gates defining the perimeter... More

CNN Grilled

At the conventions, media marketing wins the day

Gloria Borger and Donna Brazile are squeezed next to each other on a red faux-leather booth with two younger staffers.... More

Honestly, Abe

Among all the political celebrities milling around the Xcel Center this week, perhaps none has gotten more attention from delegates--or... More

“Why aren’t you clapping? Are you Democrats?”

Earlier this evening, I met Brian Lambert, a Minneapolis-based media critic who's been blogging the RNC from The Liffey, an... More

“So What’s The Daily Show?”

Do Daily Show interviewees know they’re being mocked?

ST. PAUL — After watching one of those classic "man on the street" segments on The Daily Show, I always... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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