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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

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


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

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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