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His Death Deeply Felt

W. Mark Felt, Woodward and Bernstein's Deep Throat, died yesterday at 95. "Without Mr. Felt," his Times obit notes, "there... More

Not So Punny

Why the humor in TV’s coverage of the shoe-throwing incident?

So, as I'm sure you've heard: This weekend, while President Bush and Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki gave a joint... More

Rahm-nipresent Media

So the broadcast media, collectively, can probably expect to receive a dead fish in the mail at some point in... More

Time to Tighten the Belt

There was a time when to be an employee at publishing behemoth Time Inc. was to enjoy the perks--charter planes!... More

Hall & Oates Pay Tribute to Alan Colmes

Hall & Oates revamp a classic to bid a fond farewell to Fox's resident "Token Liberal": .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links... More

Jet-tisoned

The Big Three’s road trip was a PR stunt. Why treat it as more than that?

As a journalist and an American citizen and an auto aficionado and a general admirer of absurdity, I would have... More

Anderson Cooper: “John King is like the Rain Man of politics”

Cooper, speaking at Columbia, was asked about CNN's election coverage--and, specifically, about John King's magic wall. "John King is like... More

Anderson Cooper: “There’s a lot of phony outrage in TV news”

Cooper, speaking at Columbia, was asked about the outrage and raw emotion he so famously displayed while covering the aftermath... More

Anderson Cooper on War Reporting: “The energy is palpable. The molecules in the air are charged.”

Cooper, speaking at Columbia, described his experiences reporting the genocide in Rwanda. One of the lessons the experience taught him,... More

Anderson Cooper: “I never really set out to be an anchor”

Anderson Cooper is speaking at Columbia right now. I'll be sharing some of his comments periodically. The first: "I never... More

Freepdom of Expression

In a rare and dramatic move, the Detroit Free Press has devoted the entirety of today's front page to a... More

Colbert to Walters: “Madame, You Got the Part”

Barbara Walters guested on The Colbert Report yesterday, leading to, as might be expected, much hilarity. Colbert signed her new... More

“I’m Really Gonna Miss Systematically Destroying This Place”

It's been a rough day for the press. Leave it to The Onion to provide some much-needed levity. More

Hair Apparent

The lesson of Couric’s new ‘do (hint: not sexism!)

It puts the "ew," some say, "in the evening news." The new 'do, apparently, is a fashion don't. Yep, Katie... More

Talking Shop: Gail Collins

The New York Times columnist on caucuses, campaigning, and the glory of deadlines

Over the course of commenting on Campaign 2008 for The New York Times, Gail Collins has, among other things: explained... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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