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No Time for the Timetable?

This morning, the front pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the LA... More

The Verdict: Disclosure, Please

Earlier today, I mentioned an article, penned by the HuffPo's Rachel Sklar, that explains Rachel Maddow's ascension to her own... More

Conventional Wisdom

As a lead-up to Denver, the Washington Post has enlisted David Broder--who has covered every convention since 1956 (again: 1956)--for... More

Refuge Romenesko

Rachel Sklar, senior editor at the Huffington Post and scribe of its "Eat the Press" column, has an article up... More

Best Headline of the Week?

From The New York Times's exploration of the efforts that Applebee's, erstwhile Mecca of Casual Dining, is making to update... More

More Face Time for Obama

Barack Obama once again gets the cover of Time magazine. For anyone keeping track, this makes seven Time covers for... More

A Home-Grown -Gate!

Talk about a housing crisis. Yesterday, following John McCain on the trail in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Politico's Jonathan Martin... More

High in the Mile High City?

So Denver authorities are assuming, it seems, that the press, pols, and party people who'll be descending on their city... More

Six(ty) Degrees of Separation?

November’s Senate races are a story, too. Let’s start treating them that way.

In November, thirty-five seats in the U.S. Senate will be up for re-election. Of those, twenty-three are currently held by... More

Another Two Against The One

A MoDowd divided cannot stand

A theory of the genesis of MoDowd’s column today: In the dead of night, in the elegantly-yet-whimsically decorated home... More

Edwards Love Child Story Chapter XXXVI: In Which an Expert Testifies

Here's Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, providing some much-buzzed-about "proof"... More

Mad(dow) About You

So looks like the Maddow Love is now officially sanctioned. TV Decoder's reporting that Rachel Maddow, MSNBC pundette loved by,... More

Olbermann Wins Gold in Vitriol

On a night that found the world's top gymnasts flipping, stretching, and straining for gold in individual apparatus events in... More

A Candy Buffet, You Say?

Bloggers will get their own Big Tent at the conventions

Pity the bloggers. Alternately glorified as the harbingers of Journalism’s Future, alternately vilified as the agents of Journalism’s Demise, the... More

The Fun Will Come Out…Tomorrow?

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, apparently. The Times reports today that Politico--and all the other outlets declaring this to be,... 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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