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Who Vetted Giuliani’s Speech?

Giuliani's on fire at the RNC. He's knocking (mocking) Obama's record of voting "present" in the Illinois State Legislature, capping... More

Jon Voigt’s Car

The Republican National Convention. Everyone who's anyone in the GOP, from legislators to delegates to lobbyists to cabinet members to... More

A Page from The Page

Or, how to promote your blog on the cheap

ST. PAUL — Perhaps the only thing rivaling the promotion of the parties' platforms during their nominating conventions has been... More

Stephanopoulos’s Date with History

And we mean that literally. Well, kinda. As the This Week host tried to make his way into a downtown... More

Dubious Moments in Self-Promotion, Part 3: Fox News

Below, a sample of the white-plastic hats that were all the rage at the RNC after they were handed out... More

Delegates and Media: Set in Their Ways?

ST. PAUL -- Below, the results of a highly unscientific survey I conducted today in the Xcel Center and its... More

Overheard at the RNC

Donna Brazile is chatting with Mark Halperin as they walk through an atrium adjacent to the Xcel Center. She asks... More

Getting the Shot, Part 1: The Protest

ST. PAUL -- The story of the day yesterday, besides the landfall of Hurricane Gustav and the revelation of Bristol... More

S-W-A-G and the R-N-C

In which the “Limited Convention Edition” box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese enters our lives

ST. PAUL -- Below, the contents of the "media welcoming" bag (black, tote-style, printed in white and red with various... More

Telling Convention Photo of the Day

Media, covering the convention by recording...other media. Recorded by...me(dia). More

Scrum Beat

The view from the center of the photog scrum during Laura Bush's sound check at the Xcel Center yesterday evening: More

Unfunny Convention Spoof of the Day: the GOP Edition

Last week, we pointed to an object lesson, courtesy of The New York Times, in How Not To Mock the... 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


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.”

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