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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 trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

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